EPO adopts “True Top 4” for unitary patent renewal fees


The Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO met on 23/24 June 2015 and have adopted the Top 4 proposal for Unitary patent renewal fees. A majority of the EPO and participating EU Member States voted in favour of this proposal, thus rejecting the alternative Top 5 proposal.

Please see press release here.

Further news on implementing measures and the distribution key is expected in Autumn 2015.

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