The regular bi-annual revision of fees at the European Patent Office (EPO) has become due this year and resulted in an updated fee schedule effective as of April 1, 2020. In case of the majority of fees the increase is in the region of 4%. Renewal fees have been increased in this range, too. Apparently the only exceptions are the fee for ordering various paper copies (e.g. certified copies of priority documents) which increased to EUR 105 and the appeal fee for large entities which amounts to EUR 2705.

Fees charged by the EPO as an international authority, with the exception of protest fee, as well as fees for designation of extension and validation states remain unchanged.

Decisions regarding the revision of the EPO fees can be downloaded from here:

https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal/2020/01/a3/2020-a3.pdf

and here:

https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal/2020/01/a6/2020-a6.pdf

Information on the fees of the EPO is available here:

https://www.epo.org/applying/fees.html.

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