Official Journal January 2020

Citation: A6
Online publication date: 31.1.2020

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expenses

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 3(1) of the Rules relating to Fees, the amount of the administrative fees provided for in the Implementing Regulations and the fees and expenses for any services rendered by the European Patent Office other than those specified in Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees shall be revised as shown in the following extract from the schedule of fees. The extract from the fees schedule shall form part of this decision.

Article 2

The fees and expenses as revised in accordance with Article 1 shall be binding on payments made on or after 1 April 2020.

Article 3

This decision shall enter into force on 1 April 2020.

Done at Munich, 29 January 2020

António CAMPINOS

President

Code

Nature of fee

EUR

 

2. Fees and expenses (Article 3(1) of the Rules relating to Fees)

 

 

2.1 Administrative fees/ expenses

 

022

1. Registration of transfers (R. 22(2) EPC)

105,00

023

2. Registration of licences and other rights or cancellation of such a registration (R. 23 EPC)

105,00

029

3. Certified copy of


  • a European patent application or an international application and a certificate stating the filing date (priority document) (R. 54 EPC; R. 17.1(b), R. 21.2 PCT),
  • the European patent certificate with specification attached (R. 74 EPC) or
  • other documents

105,00

 

4. Online inspection of the files of European patent applications and patents

kostenlos
free
gratuit

030

5. Communication of information contained in the files of a European patent application (R. 146 EPC)

105,00

055

6. Additional copy of the documents cited in the European search report

105,00

 

2.2 Fees and charges for various searches

 

 

1. Fee for an international-type search[ 1 ] (Art. 15(5) PCT)

 

004

  • 1.1 For first filings

1 255,00

004

  • 1.2 For all other cases

1 965,00

066

2. Fee for the late furnishing of a sequence listing (R. 13ter.1(c), R. 13ter.2 PCT)[ 2 ]

240,00

 

 

[ 1 ] Payable unless different terms have been agreed between the European Patent Organisation and a contracting state to the European Patent Convention.

[ 2 ] See Article 4 of the decision of the President of the EPO dated 28 April 2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 372).

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