Fees and their Payment
The fee amount depends on:
- whether it is filed by electronic means;
- whether it is an individual EU trade mark, EU collective or an EU certification mark;
- how many classes of goods and/or services are covered in your application (usually there are two fees to consider: the basic fee and the class fee).
The basic fee and, where appropriate, class fees, must be paid within 1 month of the filing of the application to keep the provisional filing date. Where the fee is not paid within 1 month, the provisional filing date will be lost.
- the application fee has been paid;
- the application is a request for the registration of an EUTM;
- the application contains information to identify the applicant;
- the application contains a representation of the trade mark;
- the application contains a list of goods/services.
For further explanation consult the Guidelines, Part A, General Rules, Section 3, Payment of Fees, Costs and Charges.
If you file an application electronically, payment by credit or debit card is the recommended method for most users, unless they are regular or frequent users of the EU trade mark system, then it is recommended to open a current account.
If you choose to pay by bank transfer, please use the transaction banking code supplied in the receipt. Alternatively, you can use the prepared form to be taken to your bank.
Please consult the payment methods in the fees and payments section on our website.
There is a minimum deposit of EUR 1 000. See the advantages of registering for the Key User Programme and the User Area section for further details on how to proceed.
See also the Decision No EX‑21-5 of the Executive Director of the Office of 18/09/2017 concerning methods of payment of fees and charges and determining the insignificant amount of fees and charges.
As a general rule the payment date will be that of the reception of the debit request, even if the current account is debited at a later stage.
The Office strongly recommends frequent users to open an account at the EUIPO.
Please consult the advantages of registering for the Key User Programme.
However, the examiners will deal with the applications and their related communications only when the fee has been paid. If the basic fee is not paid within 1 month from the date the Office received the application, the provisional filing date will be lost.
For more information, see the Guidelines Part A, General Rules, Section 1, Means of Communication, Time Limits.
Further information regarding time limits and deadlines.
For more information concerning the refund of fees, see the Guidelines, Part A, General Rules, Section 3, Payment of Fees, Costs and Charges.
If payment of the ‘paper fee’ (+EUR 150) is made within 1 month of the filing of the application, the initial filing date will be kept. If, however, this payment is made at a later date but still within the 2‑month time limit set in the notification, the filing date will change to the day on which the full fee is paid.
The EUIPO strongly recommends that applicants insert their goods and services in the designated field of the online application form. Not doing so will result in additional costs, as well as a deficiency that will slow down the processing of your trade mark. It could also result in a change to your application’s filing date. The Goods and Services builder can help you in the creation of your list.
For more information concerning trade mark fees, please consult our fees and payments section.
The questions and answers provided on this page serve a purely informative purpose and are not a legal point of reference. Please consult the European Union Trade mark and Community Design Regulations or Trade mark / Design Guidelines for further details.
For more information about how the Office handles your personal data, please consult the Data protection notice.