Pay an EPO maintenance fee

£ 747.00£ 1,936.00 (+VAT and Card Processing Fees)

Prior to grant, annual maintenance fees are payable to the EPO to keep pending European patent applications alive.  Use this service to pay an EPO pre-grant maintenance fee.  During the simple checkout process, you will need to enter:

  • The renewal year (this determines the price, and will be cross-checked before processing);
  • The application number (for cross-checking purposes); and
  • The applicant’s name (for cross-checking purposes).

You can also opt into a reminder system for next year, and add your own file reference (these are optional).

Application number

Application number, including country code and check digit (e.g. “GB1234567.8” or “EP23456789.3”)

Applicant / owner name

Full name of the patent owner as it appears on the register

Remind me next time a renewal fee is due.

Our file reference

For existing clients of Hutchinson IP only (e.g. “P1234GB”)

Your file reference

Enter your file reference, if you have one

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Use this to pay an EPO pre-grant maintenance fee. You can pay for one application at a time, or you can use the “add to cart” function to pay several maintenance fees at once.

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