Rule 38 – Filing fee and search fee - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part III – Implementing Regulations to Part III of the Convention, Chapter I – Filing of the European patent application
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The filing fee and search fee shall be paid within one month of filing the European patent application.
The Rules relating to Fees may provide for an additional fee as part of the filing fee if the application comprises more than 35 pages.
The additional fee referred to in paragraph 2 shall be paid within one month of filing the European patent application or one month of filing the first set of claims or one month of filing the certified copy referred to in Rule 40, paragraph 3, whichever period expires last.
The Rules relating to Fees may provide for an additional fee as part of the filing fee in the case of a divisional application filed in respect of any earlier application which is itself a divisional application.