Good news for startups and micro-entities: The EPO is reducing its fees!

From 1 April 2024, the European Patent Office (EPO) is reducing it’s fees for startups and micro-entities. The initiative is part of the EPO’s support of growth and innovation in Europe and will make it cheaper and more accessible for so-called micro-entities to protect their innovations.

A micro-entity is a company with less than 10 employees, a turn-over not exceeding € 2 mio, and with a low patent activity (less than five European patent applications during the last five years).

Do you work for a micro-entity and need advice about protection, let’s meet. First meeting = no charge!