Today, on 1 December, important changes to fee payment methods have come into force. They are part of our drive towards a fully digitised patent process.
We will now only accept and process debit orders filed in an electronically processable format (XML) using one of the following online payment tools: Online Filing, new online filing (CMS), Online Fee Payment and ePCT.
The possibility to pay fees via bank transfer remains unaffected.
Additionally, also as of today, we are offering a new, web-based, secure and instantaneous method of paying fees by credit card.