30 January 2024

EPO announces fee increases from 1 April 2024

Following the Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 December 2023, the European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a general increase in official fees, a year after its last fee increase in 2023. A complete breakdown of the increases is available on the EPO website.

Whilst some fees have been left unchanged, others have undergone modest changes of only about 4%. Most notably the renewal fees for the 3rd to 5th year have jumped significantly, ranging from 8 to 30% increases. Interestingly, the 6th year renewal has actually been reduced (2%).

For more information about the fee increases and how they may affect you, as well as to discuss any potential cost savings, please get in touch with your usual Mathys & Squire attorney, or send us an enquiry.