OJ EPO SE 3/2019, p20 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20 February 2019 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expenses – OJ EPO 2019, A14 (republication)

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 3(1) of the Rules relating to Fees, the amount of the administrative fees provided for in the Implementing Regulations and the fees and expenses for any services rendered by the European Patent Office other than those specified in Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees shall be revised as shown in the following extract from the schedule of fees. The extract from the fees schedule shall form part of this decision[ 1 ].

Article 2

The fees and expenses as revised in accordance with Article 1 shall be binding on payments made on or after 1 April 2019.

Article 3

This decision shall enter into force on 1 April 2019.

Done at Munich, 20 February 2019





Nature of fee






2. Fees and expenses (Article 3(1) of the Rules relating to Fees)



2.1 Administrative fees/ expenses



1. Registration of transfers (R. 22(2) EPC)


023[ 2 ]

2. Registration of licences and other rights or cancellation of such a registration (R. 23 EPC)


029[ 3 ]

3. Certified copy of

  • a European patent application or an international application and a certificate stating the filing date (priority document) (R. 54 EPC; R. 17.1(b), R. 21.2 PCT),
  • the European patent certificate with specification attached (R. 74 EPC) or
  • other documents



4. Online inspection of the files of European patent applications and patents



5. Communication of information contained in the files of a European patent application (R. 146 EPC)



6. Additional copy of the documents cited in the European search report



2.2 Fees and charges for various searches



1. Fee for an international-type search[ 4 ] (Art. 15(5) PCT)



  • 1.1 For first filings

1 205


  • 1.2 For all other cases

1 890


2. Fee for the late furnishing of a sequence listing (R. 13ter.1(c), R. 13ter.2 PCT) [ 5 ]




[ 1 ] This decision does not change the amounts payable in respect of the administrative fees; its purpose is to remove some obsolete fees and to group some other related ones under the same code.

[ 2 ] Code 024 merged with code 023.

[ 3 ] Codes 025 and 080 merged with code 029.

[ 4 ] Payable unless different terms have been agreed between the European Patent Organisation and a contracting state to the European Patent Convention.

[ 5 ] See Article 4 of the decision of the President of the EPO dated 28 April 2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 372).

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EPC Implementing Rules

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