From 1 April 2020, The European Patent Office will increase the official fees charged for European patent applications. This is the first significant fee increase in four years, as the EPO did not apply its usual biannual fee increase in 2018.

The majority of the official fees are increasing by approximately 4%.  One notable exception is the appeal fee, which will increase by 20% (from  EUR 2255 to EUR 2705). Furthermore, the official fee for obtaining a certified copy of a priority document or granted patent is more than doubling (from EUR 50 to EUR 105).

If you have any questions regarding changes to the EPO fee structure, please get in touch.

 

 

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