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Great Britain: Increase in Patent Fees Effective April 2018

An increase in fees for patents are planned to take place on 6 April 2018:

 

  • Increase to the application fee, and introduction of a 25% surcharge if it is not paid at the time of filing.
  • Increase to the fees for search and substantive examination.
  • Introduction of an excess claims fee (£20 for each claim over 25, payable at search).
  • Introduction of an excess pages fee (£10 for each page of description over 35, payable at substantive examination).
  • A £10 increase to renewal fees from year 12 onwards: