Patent application costs
The cost of a patent application depends on the geographic scope of the patent protection sought. The fees are incurred regardless of whether the patent is granted. (Except for the grant fees for EP).
|Application fee||60 € (paper)
40 € (electronic)
|260 € (paper)
125 € (electronic)
|Designation fee||-||610 €|
|Research fee||300 €||1.350 €||1.775 €|
|Examination fee||150 €||1.700 €|
|Award fee||960 €|
|Additional costs per country||National validation after the grant||National fees|
as of Juli 2021
- National applications: If protection is planned worldwide in a not-too-large number of countries, i.e. only the most important markets, this is already certain now.
- European filing: If protection is to be obtained in more than 4-5 countries participating in the European Patent Convention.
- PCT filing: Simplifies filing when a larger number of protected national markets are sought and/or 18 months of deferment is needed to decide in which countries protection should be obtained