We act as agents before the UK IPO and the European Patent Office (this will not be affected by #Brexit) and can undertake national phase entries of PCT applications. For work before the European patent office, official fees (which are heavy) are usually required in advance.
Maintaining a patent portfolio is a necessary administrative task frequently outsourced to external providers. It pays to take reality check from time to time to audit both your portfolio and your provider. Increasingly patent offices are providing easy-to-use online payment services that can help those who aren’t offered the best rates by large providers keep their costs in check.