March 2023

Fee increase at the EPO as of 1 April 2023

The European Patent Office has announced an early fee increase as of 1 April 2023. This is an average of five percent and thus between five and 160 euros, depending on the amount of the respective fee. Fees for requesting an international search are not affected by the increase.

A comparison of the previous and new fees can be found here.

The decision of the Administrative Council of 14 December 2022 can be found here.

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