Online Fee Payment / Multipay Tool release notes

Release notes 6 April 2022

Multipay Tool

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

The update contains: 
An updated version of the batch payment DTD file (batch-payment-v2-00.dtd) which is enables UP payments. 

Users should download and install the new version available here.

Release notes 1 April 2022

Multipay Tool

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its online services that a new update of fees is now available for download in the Multipay Tool. 

The April update contains: 

Users who have activated the "Live Update" function will be notified automatically. Fees are automatically updated in the Online Fee Payment and in the Schedule of Fees. 

Release notes 1 January 2021

Multipay Tool

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its online services that a new update of the PCT fees (PCT fee update of 1. January 2021), EPO OJ 2020 A129, issue 11/2020, is now available for download in the Multipay Tool.

Users who have activated the "Live Update" function will be notified automatically.

Fees are automatically updated in the Online Fee Payment and in the Schedule of Fees.

Release notes 1 April 2020

Online Fee Payment

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

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.

Release notes 1 January 2020

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its online services that a new update of the PCT fees (PCT fee update of 1. January 2020), EPO OJ 2019 A111, issue 12/2019, is now available for download in the Multipay Tool.

Users who have activated the "Live Update" function will be notified automatically.

Fees are automatically updated in the Online Fee Payment and in the Schedule of Fees.

Release notes 1 July 2019

Update on 1 July 2019

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Multipay Tool that an update of version 3.7 will be available as of July 1st.

Users who have activated the "Live Update" function will be notified automatically.

The July update contains:

  • Change of name in the fee table

The official name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was changed on 12 February 2019 to Republic of North Macedonia.

  • Official Journal citation: A43
  • Online publication date: 30.4.2019

Release notes 1 April 2019

Online Fee Payment

The April update contains:

Changes applied to the Rules Relating to Fees.

  • Increase of the filing fee (paper)
    • Notice of the European Patent Office dated 24 January 2019 concerning the amendment of Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees with effect from 1 April 2019, OJ EPO 2019, A6
  • Amendment of administrative fees
    • Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 February 2019 concerning the revision of the administrative fees of the European Patent Office and various related decisions of the President, OJ EPO 2019, A15
  • Validation tool extension
    • Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 February 2019 concerning amendments of the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA), OJ EPO 2019, A21
  • GUI changes and minor text amendments
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Multipay Tool

The April update contains:

  • Updated user guide
  • Increase of the filing fee (paper)
    • Notice of the European Patent Office dated 24 January 2019 concerning the amendment of Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees with effect from
      1 April 2019 following to decision of the Administrative Council, OJ EPO 2019, A6
  • Amendment of administrative fees
    • Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 February 2019 concerning the revision of the administrative fees of the European Patent Office and various related decisions of the President, OJ EPO 2019, A15
  • Minor text and PDF changes
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

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

Release notes December 2018

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its online services that a new update of the PCT fees (PCT fee update of 1. January 2019 (OJ EPO 2018, A101)) is now available for download in the Multipay Tool. Users who have activated the "Live Update" function will be notified automatically.

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