INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES
Payment of patent fees
Applicants for and proprietors of European patents with effect in Italy are advised that from 1 August 2016 the following rules apply:
1. Payee – bank details
(a) Payments made within Italy
Payee: Agenzia delle Entrate
All fee payments relating to European patents must be made using form F24 via an authorised Italian bank or a post office.
(i) Renewal fees for European patents: F24, code "C301" for "Annualità convalida Brevetto Europeo"
(ii) Other fees: F24, codes "C300" and "C302"
(b) Payments made from other euro-zone states
Payee: Tesoreria dello Stato
Name of bank: Banca d'Italia
IBAN: IT09 Z010 0003 2453 4800 8121 701*
(c) Payments made from states outside the euro zone
Payee: Banca d'Italia
Name of correspondent bank: Deutsche Bank
IBAN: DE03 5007 0010 0935 6403 00
2. Methods of payment
(a) Via an Italian bank or post office, using the prescribed form (F24). The payment voucher has to be presented to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM).
(b) and (c) Bank transfer
3. Date considered as the effective payment date
2(a) For payments using F24: the date of inpayment at an Italian post office or bank (date stamp)
2(b) and (c) For bank transfers from abroad: the date the payment is credited to one of the accounts cited
EPO information brochure "National law relating to the EPC"
Users of this brochure (17th edition) should amend Table VIII, columns 2, 3 and 4 accordingly.