Increase of fees in Austria after January 01, 2012

After an extensive increase of fees in Austria in January 2011 a further increase of fees has come into effect in Austria on January 01, 2012. This increase refers, in particular, to raised basic fees for national patent and utility model applications of EUR 100,-- as well additional fees for renewals of trade marks for the 2nd and any further renewal.

Increase of fees with the European Patent Office after April 01, 2012

Starting April 01, 2012 the European Patent Office has raised the fees for the application and registration procedure as well as for oppositions by about 5 % to 10 %. These increases apply to EP applications as well as PCT applications.