Online Fee Payment / Multipay Tool – new releases in April 2020

Online Fee Payment 

1 April 2020 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Fee Payment that a new update is now available.

The April update contains:

  • Changes applied to the Rules Relating to Fees.
    1. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 12/19) (OJ EPO 2020, A3)
    2. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications filed by nationals of certain states (CA/D 13/19) (OJ EPO 2020, A4)
    3. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Rule 103 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 14/19) (Appeal Fee) (OJ EPO 2020, A5)
    4. Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expenses (OJ EPO 2020, A6)
  • GUI changes and minor text amendments
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Multipay Tool

1 April 2020 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Multipay Tool that an update is available online now. 

The April update contains:

  • Update user guide
  • Changes applied to the Rules Relating to Fees.
    1. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 12/19) (OJ EPO 2020, A3)
    2. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications filed by nationals of certain states (CA/D 13/19) (OJ EPO 2020, A4)
    3. Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Rule 103 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 14/19) (Appeal Fee) (OJ EPO 2020, A5)
    4. Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expenses (OJ EPO 2020, A6)

Users of the Multipay Tool software are kindly asked to install the new version of the application, available from the Multipay Tool page.

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