How much will European Patent cost?
The cost for filing a European
patent application varies according to the number of the States selected
and includes the fee for filing, the search fee, the translation and the
costs for the arrangement of the application.
After the research of novelty and the payment of the examination fee,
the patent may be granted or rejected. If the patent is accepted, it will
be necessary to file a translation in every selected State and pay the
Typical filing costs:
|Official fees + service charges,
|Each member country originally indicated
(max. 7 fees)
However, you have to count with further significant
costs during the search, examination and grant stages.
The cost involved overall throughout the application procedures is roughly
equivalent to the cost of obtaining separate national patents in three
A European Patent is therefore a much cheaper way of protecting an invention
in up to 26 countries.
Ask your patent attorney about European Patent.