European Union: UK Ratifies Hague Agreement for Industrial DesignsMarch 26, 2018
United Kingdom: Patent Fees Increase on April 6, 2018April 20, 2018
The European Patent Office announced that effective April 1, 2018 fee reductions for patent applications entered into force. A summary of these fee reductions includes the following:
- The EPO will not apply the biennial fee adjustment for 2018-2020.
- PCT search and Examination fees are reduced by EUR 100 each
- Increased discount on EPO examination fees for files already examined by the EPO in PCT proceedings from the current 50% to 75%. Applicants will now only pay EUR 456.24 instead of EUR 912.50