EPO Fees 2016

February 2016

Fees for European patents are adjusted by the EPO every two years; this year will see the first increase since 2014.  

The EPO has published the fees that will apply from 1 April 2016.  Most fees will see a small increase of around 1-2%, but many are not increasing at all. See CA/D 12/15 for the information in full.  

The new fees shall be applicable for payments made on or after 1 April 2016, rather than on the due date of the fee.   Click here to view the schedule.

For more information on the revised fees, please contact your usual HGF attorney.

This update was prepared by Mark Lunt, Partner in our Sheffield office.

If you would like further advice on this or any other matter please contact Mark or your usual HGF representative or visit our Contact page to get in touch with your nearest HGF office.