Fee payments to the EPO may be validly made by anyone: applicants, agents and any other person.[Rules 14.1(c); Rule 15.3; Rule 16.1(f); Rule 57.2; Rule 96.1; OJ EPO 2015, A53; OJ EPO 2020, A130; ]
All fees which are to be paid to the EPO must be paid in euros:
In the event of a general unavailability of the permitted electronic means of communication, the EPO will make use of the extension of time limits for the payment of fees, as for the performance of any other procedural acts, and will inform the IB accordingly.[R. 82quater.2; ]
Payment of fees by cheque delivered or sent directly to the EPO was abolished with effect from 1 April 2008.
Date retrieved: 17 May 2021
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EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO PCT GL - A Formalities Examination
PCT Implementing Rules
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2020, A130 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 November 2020 concerning improvements in the online service for paying fees by credit card and the introduction of a new functionality facilitating payments by bank transfer
XOJ EPO 2020, A62 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 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