Fees which need to be paid when filling a European patent application / Claims fee


Claims fee:


For any European patent application comprising more than fifteen claims, in respect of the sixteenth and each subsequent claim, incurs payment of claims fee. The claim fee amounts:


  1. 225 EUR for the 16th and each subsequent claim up to the limit of 50;

  2. 555 EUR for the 51st and each subsequent claim.


The claims fees have to be paid within 1 (one) month of filing the first set of claims. If the claims fees have not been paid in due time, they may still be paid within 1 (one) month of a communication concerning the failure to observe the time limit.

If a claims fee is not paid in due time, the claims concerned shall be deemed to be abandoned.


Prepared by:

EPO Patent Registration and Consulting Services GmbH