Patent fees and payment instructions

You can find all fees in the left-hand menu.

The fees are based on the Decree of the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on the Chargeable Services of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). You will find a link to the decree on the page "Legislation related to our administrative sector".

You can pay the fees

  • by bank transfer to the Finnish Patent and Registration Office’s (PRH) account
  • by payment card, when visiting our Customer Service in person (no cash payment)
  • online by credit card, when filing a Finnish national patent application using our online service.

If you order certificates or register extracts or use our information and search services, you make the payment against an invoice sent by us.

You can pay the fees into any of the accounts below.

Bank
Account No (IBAN)
BIC code
OP Corporate Bank Plc FI47 5000 0120 2535 79 OKOYFIHH
Nordea Bank Abp FI97 1660 3000 1042 27 NDEAFIHH
Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch FI34 8919 9710 0007 32 DABAFIHH

Finnish Patent and Registration Office:
Business ID: 0244683-1
VAT number: FI02446831

New applications

Fees related to new applications can be paid when filing the application. In that case, you can inform us about the payment by sending us a copy of the payment receipt, or by filling in the message field of your bank payment with the text ‘New patent application’ and the name of the applicant given in the application. Alternatively, you can wait for us to send you an office action with the reference number needed for the payment.

Details of fees due for payment for patents and public patent applications

To see the reference number and other details of fees due for payment within six months, access our PatInfo service and search by the patent number or the application number. The details of annual fees for European patents validated in Finland can be found in a similar way by searching the FI-EP database. The annual fees due for payment for European patents are shown in FI-EP after we have given public notice of the European patent.
Go to PatInfo. Go to FI-EP. Select a search result to open the page ‘Application data’. Click on the link ‘Fees due within 6 months’ at the bottom of the page to access the details of fees due for payment.

Payment from outside Finland

If you make a payment to the PRH’s account from abroad, you must also pay any handling fees charged by your bank. It is crucial that you pay the correct sum of money to our account by the due date. We do not send any payment reminders abroad. As the patent holder, you are responsible for paying the annual fee and any other fees on time. If you pay annual fees for several patents, applications or supplementary protection certificates at the same time, you must send a specification of the fees by email to vm(a)prh.fi.

More information about payments

If you have any questions about payment and our fees, please contact our Advisory Service. See the contact details.

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Latest update 19.12.2019