Official Journal March 2018

Citation: A33
Online publication date: 29.3.2018

INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES


GB United Kingdom

New fee rates

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has informed us that some patent fees have been changed.[ 1 ]

Applicants for and proprietors of European patents with effect in the United Kingdom are advised that from 6 April 2018 the following rates apply:

1. Renewal fees

 

GBP

5th year

70

6th year

90

7th year

110

8th year

130

9th year

150

10th year

170

11th year

190

12th year

220

13th year

260

14th year

300

15th year

360

16th year

420

17th year

470

18th year

520

19th year

570

20th year

610

2. Conversion of European patent applications or patents into national patent applications or patents:

Application fee: GBP 90 (GBP 60 if filed electronically), if paid at the time of filing the request for conversion (a 25% surcharge will be added if it is paid later);

search fee: GBP 180 (GBP 150 if filed electronically) plus GBP 20 for each claim over 25.

Payment of patent fees

The bank details for the payment of renewal fees and other fees relating to European patents in the United Kingdom have changed as follows:

Payee:
Intellectual Property Office

Name and address of the bank:

Barclays Bank Plc
3rd Floor Windsor Court
3 Windsor Place
CARDIFF CF10 3ZL

Account No. 80531766
Sort Code: 20-18-23

IBAN: GB31 BARC 2018 2380 5317 66
SWIFT: BARCGB22

EPO information brochure "National law relating to the EPC"

Users of this brochure (18th edition) should amend Tables VI.A, section 1, VII, section 2, and VIII, section 2, accordingly.

 

 

[ 1 ] S.I. 2017, No. 1100.

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