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".[ 31 ] 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".[ 32 ]
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. As from 1 December 2017, the EPO has moved to "online-only" management of users’ deposit accounts. This means that debit orders must be filed in an electronically processable format (XML), either using one of the accepted electronic means of filing (e.g. EPO Form 1200E) or via Online Fee Payment in Online services.[ 33 ] This also applies to the filing of an automatic debit order. For more information on deposit accounts and the automatic debiting procedure, reference is made to the "Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and their annexes", published in OJ 2017, Supplementary publication 5.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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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 2017, A100 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 October 2017 concerning fee payments via bank transfer
XOJ EPO 2017, A73 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 August 2017 concerning the payment of fees by credit card
XOJ EPO 2017, A72 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 August 2017 concerning the payment of fees by credit card
XOJ EPO 2017, A44 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2017 adding a new provision to the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA)