Contact the Netherlands Patent Office

Published on:
23 March 2021
Last checked on:
4 August 2023

We answer your questions about patents and other ways of protecting intellectual property for free. Opening hours of the public information office are Monday to Friday, 9:00– 17:00 CE(S)T. We aim to answer your questions within 3 working days.

You can contact us:

Please keep in mind that identification is compulsory when you visit our office. Bring a valid identification document such as a passport, EU identification card, driving license or Dutch residence permit.

Bank account details

Please pay all your fees and costs to the Netherlands Patent Office using the following bank account details. You can read more about the fees you need to pay on our page ‘Fees for patents’.

ING Bank
P.O. Box 1800

Account number
Account name: RVO Octrooien
IBAN: NL41 INGB 0705 0012 96

Good to know

  • We do not accept cash payments. We only accept debit card transactions and bank transfers.
  • It is the responsibility of the patent holder to pay the annual fee in time.
  • You do not receive invoices for payment of annual fees, deeds, request, etcetera.
  • You do not pay VAT on the amounts of annuities, deeds, request, etcetera. As a public authority, we are not subject to VAT.
Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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