Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2020

Online publication date: 31.3.2020

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expenses – OJ EPO 2020, A6 (republication)

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

023

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

105

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

 

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

free

030

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

105

055

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

105

 

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

004

  • 1.2 For all other cases

1 965

066

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

240

 

 

[ 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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