Fee increase at the EPO as of 1 April 2023

The European Patent Office has announced an early fee increase as of 1 April 2023. The average fee increase will be five percent, i.e. between five and 160 euros, depending on the amount of the respective fee. However, the fees for requesting an international search, a supplementary international search and a preliminary examination of an international application remain unchanged.

The EPO’s current schedule of fees can be found here.

The decision of the Administrative Council of 14 December 2022 can be found here.

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