The amounts of all fees that may be due on entry into the European phase or thereafter are listed in the current version of the Rules relating to Fees (RFees) and the Schedule of fees and expenses of the EPO, which is published as a supplement to the Official Journal and can be found on the EPO website in the section "Forms and fees – Making payments".[ 28 ] Guidance for the payment of fees and expenses is published in each issue of the Official Journal.
All fees to be paid on entry into the European phase are to be paid to the EPO in euro. The bank account opened in the name of the EPO and information on the different options to make a valid payment, for instance via a deposit account held with the EPO, can be found in each issue of the Official Journal and on the EPO website in the section "Forms and fees – Making payments".[ 29 ]
Applicants having a deposit account may also make use of the automatic debiting procedure in respect of any fee that must be paid within the 31-month time limit and thereafter. If an automatic debit order is filed in due time, any fee which must be paid within the 31-month time limit will be debited on the last day of that time limit. For more information on deposit accounts (ADA), reference is made to OJ 2015, Supplementary publication 3.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2016, A84 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 September 2016 concerning improvements and changes to fee payment via deposit accounts
XOJ EPO 2016, A83 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 September 2016 revising points 5.3 and 7 of the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA)
XOJ EPO 2016, A26 - Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2016 [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2016, A14 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 3 February 2016 revising point 5.3 of the Arrangements for deposit accounts