German patent application fees

Overview of fees
Type of Fee Euro
Application fee for online filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 40
– extra fee for each additional claim EUR 20
Application fee for paper filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 60
– extra fee for each additional claim EUR 30
Fee for search request EUR 300
Examination fee after filing of a search request EUR 150
Examination fee without prior search request EUR 350
Annual fee for the 3rd patent year EUR 70
Annual fee for the 4th patent year EUR 70
Annual fee for the 5th patent year EUR 90
Annual fee for the 6th patent year EUR 130
Annual fee for the 7th up to 20th patent year see detailed fee information „Information of Costs, Fees and Expenses“ (A9510.1)
Opposition procedure EUR 200
The annual fees will be reduced by half, if you declare that you are prepared to grant licences to anyone under Sec.23(1) Patent Act.

Please note:
1. If the application fee is not paid within 3 months after filing the application, the application is deemed to be withdrawn (Sec.6(2) Patent Costs Act). Apart from the acknowledgement of receipt, no fee notices will be sent out.
2. For each patent and for each application, an annual fee pursuant to the Patent Costs Act must be paid without any request by the office at the beginning of the 3rd and every following year, calculated from the filing date.
3. If the fee is not paid at all, not paid on time or not paid in full the application is deemed to be withdrawn or the patent lapses.