Article 2[ 2 ]
Fees provided for in the Convention and in the Implementing Regulations

(1)
The fees due to be paid to the Office under Article 1, unless otherwise provided in paragraph 2, shall be as follows:
1.[ 3 ] Filing fee
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is filed online
120
[ 4 ]
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is not filed online
210
 
(i) where the European patent application or, if required, its translation (Article 14, paragraph 2) is filed online in character-coded format, or,
in the case of an international application, if within the 31-month period (Rule 159, paragraph 1) the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) and the international application or, if required, its translation (Rule 159, paragraph 1(a)), and any amendments for processing in the European phase (Rule 159, paragraph 1(b)), are all filed online in character-coded format
95
(ii) where all documents referred to in item 1(i) are filed online,[ 5 ] but any one of them is filed in a format other than character-coded format
125
(iii) in all other cases
260
1a.[ 8 ] Additional fee
for a European patent application comprising more than 35 pages (not counting pages forming part of a sequence listing) (Rule 38, paragraph 2)
 
plus EUR 1516
 
 
for the 36th and each subsequent page
 
1b.[ 9 ] Additional fee
in the case of a divisional application filed in respect of any earlier application which is itself a divisional application (Rule 38, paragraph 4)
- fee for a divisional application of second generation 
210220
 
- fee for a divisional application of third generation 
425440
 
- fee for a divisional application of fourth generation 
635660
 
- fee for a divisional application of fifth or any subsequent generation 
850885
 
2. Search fee in respect of
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed on or after 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 62, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7, Rule 164, paragraphs 1[ 10 ] and 2)
1 3001 350
 
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed before 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7)
885920
 
- an international search (Rule 16.1 PCT, Rule 40bis PCT in conjunction with Rule 20.5bis PCT[ 11 ], and Rule 158, paragraph 1)
1 8751 775
- a supplementary international search (Rule 45bis.3(a) PCT)[ 13 ]
1 8751 775
 
3.[ 14 ] Designation fee
for one or more Contracting States (Article 79, paragraph 2) in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
585610
 
4. Renewal fees
For the European patent application (Article 86, paragraph 1), calculated in each case from the date of filing of the application
- for the 3rd year  
470490
 
- for the 4th year  
585610
 
- for the 5th year 
820855
 
- for the 6th year  
1 0501 090
 
- for the 7th year  
1 1651 210
 
- for the 8th year  
1 2801 330
 
- for the 9th year  
1 3951 450
 
- for the 10th and each subsequent year  
1 5751 640
 
5.[ 15 ] Additional fee
for belated payment of a renewal fee for the European patent application (Rule 51, paragraph 2)
50%
 
 
of the belated renewal fee 
 
6. Examination fee
- an application filed before 1 July 2005  
1 8251 900
 
- an application filed on or after 1 July 2005  
1 6351 700
 
- an international application filed on or after 1 July 2005 for which no supplementary European search report is drawn up (Article 153, paragraph 7)
1 8251 900
 
7.[ 16 ] Fee for grant
including fee for publication of the European patent specification (Rule 71, paragraph 3), in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
925
 
(i) where on or after 1 April 2018 all amendments and corrections of the application, if any, and the translation of the claims are filed online in character-coded format
825860
(ii) in all other cases
- where the fee for grant is paid between 1 April 2018 and [date to be set by the President of the Office]
925960
- where the fee for grant is paid on or after [date to be set by the President of the Office]
1 0251 065
8.[ 20 ] Fee for publishing
a new specification of the European patent (Rule 82, paragraph 2, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
7580
 
9. Surcharge
for late performance of the acts required to maintain the European patent in amended form (Rule 82, paragraph 3, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
120125
 
10. Opposition fee
10a. Limitation or revocation fee
- request for limitation 
1 1651 210
 
- request for revocation 
525545
 
11. Fee for appeal[ 21 ]
(Article 108) for an appeal filed
- by a natural person or an entity referred to in Rule 6, paragraph 4 and 5
1 8801 955
 
- by any other entity
2 2552 705
 
11a. Fee for petition for review
12. Fee for further processing
- in the event of late payment of a fee 
50%
 
 
of the relevant fee 
 
- in the event of late performance of the acts required under Rule 71, paragraph 3
255265
 
- other cases 
255265
 
13.[ 22 ] Fee for re-establishment of rights/fee for requesting restoration/fee for reinstatement of rights
14. Conversion fee
14a. Fee for late furnishing of a sequence listing
15.[ 23 ] Claims fee
(Rule 45, paragraph 1, Rule 71, paragraph 4, Rule 162, paragraph 1) in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
 
- for the 16th and each subsequent claim up to the limit of 50
235245
 
- for the 51st and each subsequent claim
585610
 
16. Fee for the awarding of costs
17. Fee for the conservation of evidence
18.[ 24 ] Transmittal fee for an international application
- where the PCT request (PCT/RO/101) and the international application are filed with the Office as receiving Office online in character-coded format
0
- in all other cases
130135
19. Fee for the preliminary examination of an international application
20. Fee for a technical opinion
3 9004 055
 
21.[ 28 ] Protest fee
22.[ 29 ] Review fee
  
For European patent applications filed before 1 April 2009 and international applications which entered the regional phase before that date, the amount of the fees specified in Article 2, item 3, item 3a, item 7 and item 15 of the Rules relating to Fees as in force until 31 March 2009 shall be as follows:
3. Designation fee
for each contracting state designated (Article 79, paragraph 2), designation fees being deemed paid for all contracting states upon payment of seven times the amount of this fee
100105
 
3a. Joint designation fee
for the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein 
100105
 
7.[ 31 ] Fee for grant
including fee for printing the European patent specification (Rule 71, paragraph 3), where the application documents to be printed comprise:
7.1 not more than 35 pages and
925
 
(i) on or after 1 April 2018 all amendments and corrections of the application, if any, and the translation of the claims are filed online in character-coded format
860
(ii) in all other cases
- where the fee for grant is paid between 1 April 2018 and [date to be set by the President of the Office]
960
- where the fee for grant is paid on or after [date to be set by the President of the Office]
1 065
7.2 more than 35 pages 
925
 
 
The relevant amount of item 7.1
 
 
plus EUR 1516
 
 
for the 36th and each subsequent page
 
15. Claims fee
for the sixteenth and each subsequent claim (Rule 45, paragraph 1, Rule 71, paragraph 4, Rule 162, paragraph 1)
235245
 
The President of the Office shall determine the formats referred to in Article 2, paragraphs 1 and 2, and may specify the conditions under which a document referred to in Article 2, paragraphs 1 and 2, is deemed to have been filed online in character-coded format.
Fee levels which relate to the use of a means of electronic communication or a format referred to in Article 2, paragraphs 1 and 2, shall not apply until a date set by the President of the Office.
 
Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 12/15 of 16.12.2015 (OJ EPO 2016, A3) entered into force on 01.04.2016 CA/D 12/19 of 12.12.2019 (OJ EPO 2020, A3), which entered into force on 01.04.2020.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/08 of 09.12.2008 (OJ EPO 2009, 7), entered into force on 01.04.2009.Amended by the decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 12/19 of 12.12.2019 (OJ EPO 2020, A3), which entered into force on 01.04.2020.
See also decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 11/18 of 12.12.2018 (OJ EPO 2019, A3) in conjunction with the notice from the EPO dated 24.01.2019 concerning the application of these fee levels (OJ EPO 2019, A6).
4 ]
Applicable when using Online filing (see decision of the President of the EPO, OJ EPO 2015, A91), New online filing (CMS) (see decision of the President of the EPO, OJ EPO 2015, A27) or Web-form filing (see decision of the President of the EPO, OJ EPO 2014, A98).
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3), this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
See the decision of the President of the EPO and the notice concerning the electronic filing of documents (OJ EPO 2018, A45 and A46).
This fee level applies to all online filings until a date to be set by the President of the Office from which the fee level under (i) will become applicable.
This fee level applies to all non-online filings.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10) and amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/08 of 09.12.2008 (OJ EPO 2009, 7), which entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also the notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118 and 2009, 338).
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 14/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A5), which entered into force on 01.04.2014.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 14/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A5), which entered into force on 01.11.2014.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 2/20 of 27.03.2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A36), which entered into force on 01.07.2020.
See the notice of the EPO dated 14.06.2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A81).
See decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 7/08 of 21.10.2008CA/D 13/19 of 12.12.2019 concerning the reduction of this fee in favour of nationals of certain states (OJ EPO 2020, A4OJ EPO 2008, 521) and the notice from the EPO dated 20.02.2020 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states (OJ EPO 2020, A18).
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 10/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 593), which entered into force on 01.07.2010.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), which entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also the notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
See the decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/20 of 28.05.2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A70) and the notice from the EPO dated 29.05.2020 concerning the temporary suspension of the application of Rule 51(2) EPC with respect to the additional fee for belated payment of a renewal fee for a European patent application (OJ EPO 2020, A75).
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), which entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also the notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
Amended by the decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018. See also decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 11/18 of 12.12.2018 (OJ EPO 2019, A3) in conjunction with the notice from the EPO dated 24.01.2019 concerning the application of these fee levels (OJ EPO 2019, A6).
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3) this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
This fee level applies for the fee for grant until the date to be set by the President of the Office from which the fee level under (ii) second indent will become applicable.
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18, (OJ EPO 2019, A3), this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), which entered into force on 01.04.2009.
Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018.
See the notice from the EPO dated 18.12.2017 concerning the reduced fee for appeal (Article 108 EPC) (OJ EPO 2018, A5).
See also the new possibility for reimbursementof reimbursing part of the appeal fee (R. 103(2)R. 103 EPC) introduced amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 16/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A3) CA/D 14/19 of 12.12.2019 (OJ EPO 2020, A5), which entered into force on 01.04.201401.04.2020.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/07 of 25.10.2007 (OJ EPO 2007, 533), which entered into force on 13.12.2007.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), which entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also the notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
Amended by the decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018. See also decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 11/18 of 12.12.2018 (OJ EPO 2019, A3) in conjunction with the notice from the EPO dated 24.01.2019 concerning the application of these fees (OJ EPO 2019, A6).
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3), this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
This fee level applies for any transmittal fee for an international application until the date to be set by the President of the Office from which the fee level in the first indent will become applicable.
Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018.
See decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 7/08 of 21.10.2008CA/D 13/19 of 12.12.2019 concerning the reduction of this fee in favour of nationals of certain states (OJ EPO 2008, 521OJ EPO 2020, A4).
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/11 of 27.10.2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 616), which entered into force on 01.04.2012.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 10/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 593), which entered into force on 01.07.2010.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 19/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 587), which entered into force on 01.04.2010.
Amended by the decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018.
See also decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 11/18 of 12.12.2018 (OJ EPO 2019, A3) in conjunction with the notice from the EPO dated 24.01.2019 concerning the application of these fees (OJ EPO 2019, A6).
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3), this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
This fee level applies for the fee for grant until the date to be set by the President of the Office from which the fee level under (ii) second indent will become applicable.
Pursuant to Article 2, sentence 1, CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3), this fee level does not currently apply. It will be applicable from a date to be set by the President of the Office.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/17 of 13.12.2017 (OJ EPO 2018, A4), which entered into force on 01.04.2018.
Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 11/18 of 12.12.2018 (OJ EPO 2019, A3), which entered into force on 01.04.2019. See also the notice from the EPO dated 24.01.2019 concerning the amendment of the Rules relating to Fees as of 01.04.2019 (OJ EPO 2019, A6).
Version history +
13.12.2007 - 13.12.2007 
13.12.2007 - 31.03.2008 
CA/D 17/07 (OJ EPO 2007, 533)
01.04.2008 - 31.03.2009 
CA/D 16/07 (OJ EPO 2008, 5)
01.04.2009 - 31.03.2010 
CA/D 15/07 (OJ EPO 2008, 10) and CA/D 5/08 (OJ EPO 2009, 7)
01.04.2010 - 30.06.2010 
CA/D 19/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 587)
01.07.2010 - 31.03.2012 
CA/D 10/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 593)
01.04.2012 - 31.03.2014 
CA/D 2/10 (OJ EPO 2010, 637)
CA/D 6/11 (OJ EPO 2011, 616)
01.04.2014 - 31.03.2016 
CA/D 14/13 (OJ EPO 2014, A5)
01.04.2016 - 31.03.2018 
CA/D 12/15 (OJ EPO 2016, A3)
01.04.2018 - 31.03.2019 
CA/D 17/17 (OJ EPO 2018, A4)
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2020 
CA/D 11/18 (OJ EPO 2019, A3)
01.04.2020 - 30.06.2020 
CA/D 12/19 (OJ EPO 2020, A3)
01.07.2020 - 
CA/D 2/20 (OJ EPO 2020, A36)

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