Guidance

Patent forms and fees

Updated 1 October 2016

1. Online patent forms

Please note that the search, substantive examination and application fees are all reduced when filed online as set out below.

Form no. Title Cost
1 Request for grant of patent No fee due immediately, but if you pay online now the fee is reduced to £20
AF1 Pay the application fee if it has not already been paid with Form 1 or Form 9A £30
7 Statement of inventorship and of right to grant of a patent No fee
9A Request a search online- International applications only £100
9A Request a search for a UK application online £130 + £30 application fee if not already paid
9A Request a further or supplementary search under section 17(6) or section 17(8) online £130
10 Request a substantive examination online £80
52 Request for an extension to a prescribed period £135
23 Request a un-certified copy of the application as filed £5
NP1 Request entry into UK National Phase of PCT application £30: National processing of an international application for a patent (UK)
£12: Publication of translation (s.89A(3) or (5))
12 Renew your patent online £70-£600 dependent how long since application was filed

2. Other online services

Form type Title Cost
Ipsum Patent document and information service free
Application withdrawal Irreversibly withdraw your application by e-mail free
Extension Extend a response date specified by the comptroller free
Document filing File other documents, amendments and letters relating to your pending application free
Observations Post or email observations about the patentability of a pending application free
Post-grant amendments After grant only, amendments may be requested by e-mail  

3. Patent applications

Form no. Title Cost Latest revision date
AF1 Pay your application fee £30 December 2007
1 Request for grant of a patent No fee immediately due; application fee £30 November 2010
2 Initiation of proceedings before the Comptroller £50 August 2010
3 Late additions and declarations of priority £150: Late declaration under rule 7(2)
£40: Late claim under rule 6(2)
August 2010
4 Continuation of proceedings before the Comptroller £350 August 2010
7 Statement of inventorship and of right to grant of a patent No fee August 2010
8 Request for authorisation of the release of sample biological material No fee August 2010
8A Notice of intention to restrict samples of biological material No fee August 2010
9A Request a search- International applications only £120 September 2014
9A Request a search for a UK application £150 + £30 application fee if not already paid September 2014
9A Request a further or supplementary search under section 17(6) or section 17(8) £150 September 2014
10 Request for a substantive examination £100 September 2014
12 Payment of renewal fee £70-£600
dependent how long since patent filing date
August 2010
14 Request to reinstate a patent application £150 October 2016
15 Notice of opposition to proceedings before the Comptroller £50 August 2010
16 Application to restore a patent £135 August 2010
17 Request for opinion as to the validity or infringement of a patent £200 October 2014
20 Request to correct a name or address No fee October 2016
21 Application to register or give notice of rights £50 October 2016
23 Request for a copy of a document or a register entry £20: Certified copy
£5: Uncertified copy
consider our free service Ipsum
August 2010
28 Apply for a patent register entry to show licences are available as of right No fee June 2016
30 Cancel entry in register that licences under the patent are available as of right No fee June 2016
49 Request to be informed of future events relating to a patent application or patent £25 August 2010
51 Appointment or change of agent or attorney No fee October 2016
52 Request to extend a prescribed time limit £135 August 2010
54 Filing a translation in connection with a European patent or a European patent application No fee August 2010
NP1 National processing of international patent (UK) application £30: National processing of an international application for a patent (UK)
£12: Publication of translation (s.89A(3) or (5))
August 2010

4. Supplementary protection certificate fees

Form no. Title Cost Latest revision date
SP1 Application for grant of a supplementary protection certificate £250 April 2014
SP2 Payment of annual fees (and additional fee for late payment) £600-£4000 in accordance with Rule 6(2) Patents (Fees) Rules 2007 August 2010
SP3 Application for declaration of lapse or invalidity, or to revoke an extension of the duration of an SPC £50 April 2014
SP4 Application to extend a supplementary protection certificate £200 August 2010

5. Other forms

5.1 Patent Prosecution Highway

Form no. Title Cost Latest revision date
PPH request form Accelerated examination at the IPO under the PPH No fee 31 December 2014

5.2 Intellectual Property Office fee sheets