Guidance

Intellectual Property Office: how to pay us

Information on paying by card, cheque, bank transfer or deposit account.

Documents

Details

All Intellectual Property Office fee bearing forms should be accompanied with a supporting fee sheet.

The following information also applies to any payments relating to the Company Names Tribunal.

Credit or debit card

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Maestro. Please note that we will not accept card payments for:

  • international patent fees (other than the transmittal fee) payable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • international trade mark fees (other than the handling charge) payable under the Madrid Protocol

Deposit account

If you regularly do business with us, you can pay by deposit account. This is particularly useful if you have to meet any last-minute payment deadlines.

Exchange rate for Madrid Protocol application fees

The exchange rate for Madrid Protocol applications we receive from 1 August 2018 will be £1 = 1.2986 Swiss Francs.

Cheque

Make your cheque payable to ‘Intellectual Property Office’. Payments from overseas must be in sterling drawn on a United Kingdom clearing bank.

Bank transfer

Our bank account details are:

Barclays Bank PLC
3rd Floor Windsor Court
3 Windsor Place
Cardiff
CF10 3ZL

Sort code: 20-18-23
Account number: 80531766
Swift code: BARCGB22
IBAN number: GB92 BARC 2018 2380 5317 66

Published 3 February 2012
Last updated 2 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.2986 Swiss Francs.
  2. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.3092 Swiss Francs as of 1 July 2018.
  3. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.3125 Swiss Francs as of 1 June 2018.
  4. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.3619 Swiss Francs as of 1 May 2018.
  5. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.3410 Swiss Francs as of 1 April 2018.
  6. Terms and conditions for deposit accounts with the Intellectual Property Office updated.
  7. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.2948 Swiss Francs as of 1 March 2018.
  8. IPO's sort code and IBAN number updated.
  9. Exchange rate updated for 1 February.
  10. Terms and conditions for deposit accounts with the Intellectual Property Office updated.
  11. Exchange rate updated.
  12. Exchange Rate £1 = 1.3163 Swiss Francs as of 1 December 2017.
  13. Exchange rate updated for 1 November 2017.
  14. Exchange rate updated for 1 October 2017.
  15. Exchange rate £1= 1.2426 Swiss Francs as of 1 September 2017.
  16. Exchange rate updated for 1 August 2017.
  17. Exchange rate updated for 1 July 2017.
  18. Exchange rate updated for 1 June.
  19. Exchange rate updated for May 2017.
  20. Exchange rate updated to £1 = 1.2597 Swiss Francs as of 1 April 2017.
  21. Exchange rate updated to £1 = 1.2510 Swiss Francs as of 1 March 2017.
  22. Bank transfer address has been amended.
  23. Exchange rate updated to £1 = 1.2427 Swiss Francs as of 1 February 2017.
  24. Exchange rate updated to £1= 1.2592 Swiss Francs as of 1 January 2017.
  25. Exchange rate £1 = 1.2661 Swiss Francs as of 1 December 2016
  26. Exchange rate £1= 1.2054 Swiss Francs as of 1 November 2016
  27. Exchange rate £1= 1.2615 Swiss Francs as of 1 October 2016.
  28. Exchange rate £1= 1.2895 Swiss Francs as of 1 September 2016.
  29. Exchange rate £1 = 1.1844 Swiss Francs.
  30. Exchange rate £1= 1.3105 Swiss Francs as of 1 July 2016.
  31. Exchange rate £1= 1.4494 Swiss Francs as of 1 June 2016.
  32. Exchange rate £1= 1.4014 Swiss Francs as of 1 May 2016.
  33. Exchange rate £1= 1.3834 Swiss Francs as of 1 April 2016.
  34. Exchange rate £1= 1.3855 Swiss Francs as of 1 March 2016.
  35. Exchange rate £1= 1.3155 Swiss Francs as of 1 February 2016.
  36. Exchange rate updated to £1= 1.3561 Swiss Francs as of 1 January 2016.
  37. Exchange rate updated as of 1 December 2015.
  38. Exchange rate updated as of 1 November 2015.
  39. Exchange rate updated as of 1 October 2015.
  40. Exchange rate updated as of 1 September 2015.
  41. Exchange rate updated as of 1 August 2015.
  42. Email address to request a DP1 form now within the terms and conditions.
  43. The exchange rate for Madrid Protocol applications we receive from 1 July 2015 will be £1 = 1.4067 Swiss Francs.
  44. Exchange rate updated as of 1 June 2015.
  45. Exchange rate updated as of 1 May 2015.
  46. Exchange rate updated as of 1 April 2015.
  47. Exchange rate for 1 March 2015 has been added.
  48. Exchange rate for 1 February 2015 has been added.
  49. Exchange rate updated.
  50. Madrid exchange rate amended to £1 = 1.5114.
  51. The exchange rate for Madrid Protocol application fees has been updated.
  52. The exchange rate for Madrid Protocol applications has been updated.
  53. Exchange rate updated on 1 September 2014.
  54. First published.