Fee increase of the European Patent Office as of 1 April 2024

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced this year’s fee increase with effect from 1 April 2024. The decision of the Administrative Council, published on 31 January 2024, includes an increase in the search fee and the examination fee. The decision also includes a significant increase in the 3rd and 4th renewal fees.

Overall, an increase of approximately 9% can be seen.

Full details of the changes can be found in the Official Journal of the EPO:

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