Within the 31-month time limit the European filing fee must be paid, this being composed of a basic filing fee and an additional fee which is due for the 36th and each subsequent page of the application. In the case of Euro-PCT applications, the pages forming the basis for the procedure in the European phase are counted as set out below. The additional fee is referred to as the "page fee".
The basic filing fee is reduced where Form 1200 is filed online (see point 425).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.159 EPC The European Patent Office as a designated or elected Office – Requirements for entry into the European phase
EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
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
XGA E I 7 How and where should the applicant initiate the procedure before the EPO as a designated/elected Office (Form 1200)?
XGA E IV 1 Which version of the Euro-PCT application is taken as the basis for the procedure in the European phase (Form 1200, Sections 6.1 and 6.2)?
XGA E X 5 Non-observance of the time limit for filing the request for examination and payment of the examination fee