The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union
Fees for a Community Design Application
There are three types of fees related to an application for an RCD: registration, publication and deferment fees. The amount of fees to be paid depends on two factors:
The fee structure for designs is as follows:
In the case of a single application (one design) where no request for deferment is made, the applicant will need to pay a registration fee of EUR 230 and a publication fee of EUR 120, which totals EUR 350. If deferment is requested, the applicant will pay the deferment fee of EUR 40 upon filing with the publication fee to be paid by the end of the period of deferment.
In the case of a multiple application, the applicant will always pay a full basic registration fee and publication fee for the first design which he/she wishes to be published immediately. If deferment is requested, the applicant will always pay a full basic registration fee and the fee for deferment of publication for the first design for which deferred publication is requested. In this case, the publication fee will need to be paid at the end of the period of deferment.
To apply for multiple applications, the only condition is that the products to which the design is applied belong to the same Locarno class. This condition does not apply when an application concerns ornamentation.
The registration fee and publication fee must be paid at the same time, together with the filing of the application. Where the application includes a request for deferment, the deferment fee will replace the publication fee. At the end of the requested deferment period (which may be shortened if earlier publication is requested by the holder), the publication fee must be paid for the design, or for those designs in a multiple application which the holder wishes to be published.
OHIM will not issue a request for payment. If a confirmation receipt of payment is required, a request must be sent by fax for the attention of the Finance Department (+34 96 513 1344).
You can pay RCD fees by bank transfers or current accounts. In addition, the option of payment by credit card is available for those applying online (see our ePayment help files for further details). OHIM provides an online service to account holders to access their current account information. If you wish to sign up for this service, please send a letter/fax to that effect to OHIM’s Finance Department.
Bank transfers must be to one of the following accounts of OHIM.
|Bank||Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria||La Caixa|
|BIC code *||BBVAESMMXXX||CAIXESBBXXX|
|IBAN||ES88 0182 5596 9000 9222 2222||ES03 2100 2353 0107 0000 0888|
We will not be able to process the payment, and link it to your file, unless we have certain information. Most banks use a third-party bank for foreign payments. Sometimes, not all the necessary information is transmitted to the third-party bank. Therefore, please clearly instruct your bank to include the following data with the transfer:
For further clarifications, please go to the recommendation concerning the payment by bank transfer. Additionally, if you are a new applicant, you should fill in the payment information document and send it by fax to the Finance Department at OHIM (0034 965139113).
Payment by current account has a number of advantages. It is particularly useful for frequent users.