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


Designation fee:


The designation for all EPC Contracting States is subject to payment of a designation fee. The amount of the designation fee for all EPC Contracting States is 555,- EUR. The designation fee must be paid within 6 (six) months of the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the publication of the European search report. If the designation fee is not paid in due time or the designations of all the Contracting States are withdrawn, the European patent application shall be deemed to be withdrawn.


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EPO Patent Registration and Consulting Services GmbH