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EPO will Adjust the amount of Official Fees on April 1, 2014

Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search where the international or supplementary international search report was drawn up by one of the European International Searching Authorities (CA/D 14/13)

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,
Having regard to the European Patent Convention and in particular Articles 33(2)(d) and 153(7) thereof,
 
On a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office,
 
Having regard to the opinion of the Budget and Finance Committee,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees shall read as follows:
 
"Article 2
Fees provided for in the Convention and in the Implementing Regulations
(1) The fees due to be paid to the Office under Article 1, unless otherwise provided in paragraph 2, shall be as follows:
 
EUR
1. Filing fee (Article 78, paragraph 2) where
 
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is filed online
120
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is not filed online
210
1a. Additional fee for a European patent application comprising more than 35 pages (not counting pages forming part of a sequence listing) (Rule 38, paragraph 2)
 
plus EUR 15
for the 36th
and each subsequent page
1b. Additional fee in the case of a divisional application filed in respect of any earlier application which is itself a divisional application (Rule 38, paragraph 4)
 
 
- fee for a divisional application of second generation
210
- fee for a divisional application of third generation
420
- fee for a divisional application of fourth generation
630
- fee for a divisional application of fifth or any subsequent generation
840
 
2. Search fee in respect of
 
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed on or after 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 62, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7, Rule 164, paragraphs 1 and 2)
1 285
 
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed before 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7)
875
 
- an international search (Rule 16.1 PCT and Rule 158, paragraph 1)
1 875
 
- a supplementary international search (Rule 45bis.3(a) PCT)
1 875
 
3. Designation fee for one or more Contracting States (Article 79, paragraph 2) in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
580

4. Renewal fees for the European patent application (Article 86, paragraph 1), calculated in each case from the date of filing of the application
 
- for the 3rd year
465
- for the 4th year
580
- for the 5th year
810
- for the 6th year
1 040
- for the 7th year
1 155
- for the 8th year
1 265
- for the 9th year
1 380
- for the 10th and each subsequent year
1 560
 
5. Additional fee for belated payment of a renewal fee for the European patent application (Rule 51, paragraph 2)
50 % of the belated
renewal fee
 
6. Examination fee (Article 94, paragraph 1) in respect of
 
- an application filed before 1 July 2005
1 805
- an application filed on or after 1 July 2005
1 620
- an international application filed on or after 1 July 2005 for which no supplementary European search report is drawn up (Article 153, paragraph 7)
1 805
 
7. Fee for grant, including fee for publication of the European patent specification (Rule 71, paragraph 3), in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
915
 
8. Fee for publishing a new specification of the European patent (Rule 82, paragraph 2, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
75
 
9. Surcharge for late performance of the acts required to maintain the European patent in amended form (Rule 82, paragraph 3, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
120
 
10. Opposition fee (Article 99, paragraph 1, Article 105, paragraph 2)
775
10a. Limitation or revocation fee (Article 105a, paragraph 1)
 
- request for limitation
1 155
- request for revocation
520
 
 
11. Fee for appeal (Article 108)
1 860
11a. Fee for petition for review (Article 112a, paragraph 4)
2 880
 
12. Fee for further processing (Rule 135, paragraph 1)
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