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

Extension fee:


The extension fee is payable where the applicant wishes to extend the European patent to EPC non-contracting states. Currently such states are Montenegro (ME) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA).


This fee amounts 102,- EUR for each extension state. The extension fee must be paid within six months of the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the publication of the European search report. If the extension fee is not paid within the applicable period, the request for extension is deemed to be withdrawn.


Prepared by:

EPO Patent Registration and Consulting Services GmbH