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Patent fee changes on 6 April

Patent fees are changing on Friday.

This follows consultations on the statutory patent fees changes in 2017.

There are new fees for patent applications and patents, and new fees for lengthy applications, the Government has announced.

The changes will:
help the UK Patent Office maintain high quality, efficient services for our customers
ensure that the IPO maintains a competitive fee structure
improve cost recovery for the services it provides
continue to meet the bulk of IPO patent granting costs through renewal fees.

Guidance for business setting out the detail and how the new fees work in practice is available here.