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Renewal fees for a European patent application

patent year Office (€) Attorney (€), excluding VAT
1st 0 0
2nd 0 0
3rd 690 50
4th 845 55
5th 1000 65
6th 1155 70
7th 1310 75
8th 1465 80
9th 1620 80
10th 1775 85
11th 1775 85
12th 1775 85
13th 1775 85
14th 1775 85
15th 1775 85
16th 1775 85
17th 1775 85
18th 1775 85
19th 1775 85
20th 1775 85
Surcharge for late payment 50% 45 to 80
Due date Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred
Time limit for payment without surcharge -
Earliest possible payment date 3rd patent year: 6 months before due date
other patent years: 3 months before due date
Time limit for payment with surcharge Up to the end of the last day of the 6th month of due date
Surcharge office fee: 50% of due renewal fee + attorney's fee: 45 to 80 €

It is the policy of our office to renew European patent applications only which we represent and not to advance office fees for new clients.

After the grant of the EP application the renewal fees have to be paid to national offices, e.g. Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco and the Netherlands.

This page should not be construed as legal advice.
No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the official fees. The attorney's fees indicated on this page are minimum charges of the law firm Dr.-Ing. Hellmich which may be raised in urgent cases.
This page does not constitute an offer but rather "invitatio ad offerendum" (invitation to make an offer).