End to Temporary Fee Changes at UKIPO

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has had temporary fee changes (fee reductions) in place since the 30th July 2020 in order to help customers during the pandemic.

The temporary fee changes provision will end on the 31st March 2021. Any actions taken on or after the 1st April 2021 will require the usual fees.

Please follow the link to find out more directly from the IPO’s website – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/temporary-fee-changes


If you have been relying on paying your Patent renewal fees late, and incurring no additional costs through the temporary fee changes, you must now pay the required renewal fees by the end of March – otherwise normal extension fees will be incurred.

As a Firm, we are always here to help our Customers and, so, if you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.