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7. How much does a patent cost?

The following costs are currently incurred for a German patent application valid in Germany, as payable to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA):

  • Application procedure: 40 euros for an electronic application, 60 euros for a paper application
  • Research:  300 euros
  • Investigation procedure: 350 euros
  • Annual fees for third to twentieth years (incremental): 70 to 1,940 euros

In addition to the costs collected by the patent office, patent attorney fees between approx. 3,000 and 6,000 euros are generally incurred for a patent application in Germany.

Patent applications in other countries are subject to the country’s own schedule of fees for government authorities and attorneys.