Annual Subscription 2020

P.R. Thomsen (CH), Treasurer

In accordance with the decision of epi Council C87 on November 23, 2019, the amounts for the epi annual subscription has been set at 190 EUR for 2020.

The annual subscription for epi students was set to be 95 EUR for 2020.

In order to minimize the workload in processing accurately and efficiently subscription payments, and independently of the transmitting way.

Each payment should be clearly identified indicating invoice number and full name of the member. Unidentifiable payments bear to risk of being rejected.

Invoices regarding the epi annual subscription 2020 will be sent by email at the beginning of January 2020.

Please note, that every member will receive an invoice, even if a direct debiting mandate from an EPO account has been provided to the epi.

In case of doubt and to avoid double payment, please get in touch with the epi Secretariat, to check whether a direct debiting mandate is valid for you.

The 2020 annual subscription can be settled as follows:

1. Direct Debiting Mandate

  • By debiting an EPO deposit account on February 25, 2020
  • The form to set up/amend/delete a direct debiting mandate can be found here
  • In case a direct debiting mandate is set up wih epi, kindly note the following:

The due annual subscription will be debited automatically from the EPO account on 25 February 2020. Please make sure that the EPO account has sufficient funds at that date. Any new direct debiting mandate or amendment/cancellation of a previous one must be received from the account holder at the epi Secretariat at latest by 15 February 2020. If you have any questions relating to the direct debiting mandate, please get in touch with the epi Secretariat (

2. Bank transfer

  • By bank transfer in Euro (bank charges to be covered by subscriber)
  • Please note that payment should be received on epi’s account by March 31, 2020

If payments are not made prior to April 1, 2020, the annual subscription is increased to an amount of 240 Euro in accordance with epi rules governing payment of the annual subscription.

Account holder: European Patent Institute
Bank: Deutsche Bank AG
IBAN: DE49 7007 0010 0272 5505 00

3. Paypal

The link to the online payment tool can be found on here.

With effect of January 1, 2019 there is no extra administrative fee for payments via Paypal any more.

4. Credit Card

With effect of January 1, 2019 there is no extra administrative fee for payments via Creditcards any more.

For payments with American Express, please use PayPal

Kindly note: No cheques accepted!

In case you plan to withdraw from epi membership, please note that you may avoid the annual subscription 2020 if you submit a request to be deleted from the list until April 1, 2020 (see