Monthly Archives: February 2012

Guidance: Intellectual Property Office: how to pay us

Updated: Exchange rate £1= 1.4494 Swiss Francs as of 1 June 2016.

All Intellectual Property Office fee bearing forms should be accompanied with a supporting fee sheet.

The following information also applies to any payments relating to the Company Names Tribunal.

Credit or debit card

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Maestro. Please note that we will not accept card payments for:

  • international patent fees (other than the transmittal fee) payable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • international trade mark fees (other than the handling charge) payable under the Madrid Protocol

Deposit account

If you regularly do business with us, you can pay by deposit account. This is particularly useful if you have to meet any last-minute payment deadlines.

Exchange rate for Madrid Protocol application fees

The exchange rate for Madrid Protocol applications we receive from 1 June 2016 will be £1 = 1.4494 Swiss Francs.


Make your cheque payable to ‘Intellectual Property Office’. Payments from overseas must be in sterling drawn on a United Kingdom clearing bank.

Bank transfer

Our bank account details are:

Barclays Bank PLC

121 Queen Street


CF10 2XU

Sort code: 20-18-15
Account number: 80531766
Swift code: BARCGB22
IBAN number: GB31 BARC 2018 1580 5317 66.

Source: UK IPO News