Thursday, February 29 2024   \  Published by Veneer Shipley .

EPO announces new fee reduction scheme for infrequent users

EPO announces new fee reduction scheme for infrequent users

From 1 April 2024, the European Patent Office (EPO) will introduce new 30% fee discounts designed to benefit infrequent users of the European patent system. The scheme aims to improve the accessibility of the European patent system to smaller European entities, thereby supporting their innovation. Which fees are set to be discounted?

- Filing fee (including additional page fees);

- Search fee;

-Examination fee;

- Designation fee;

- Grant fee; and

- Renewal fees. Read more

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