EPO announce fee reductions

The EPO recently announced three fee reducing measures, which came into force on 1 April 2018.

  1. The EPO will not be adjusting fees due to inflation for the period 2018-2020 (typically there is a biennial inflation-based adjustment of fees)
  2. PCT search and examination fees are reduced by EUR100
  3. The discount on examination fees for applications already examined by the EPO in the PCT stage is increased from 50% to 75%.

Examination will now cost EUR 456.24 instead of EUR 912.50.

The full EPO announcement can be found here.

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