What are the current application and renewal fees for each of these intellectual property rights?

Intellectual Property (2nd edition)

France Small Flag France

Patents

Application fees amount to 36 euros

 

Search report fees amount to 520 euros

 

Grant fees amount to 90 euros

 

Additional claim fees amount to 42 euros per claim after the tenth claim

 

Increasing renewal fees from 38 euros to 790 euros

 

Supplementary protection certificates

Annual fees amount to 940 euros

Utility certificates

Application fees amount to 36 euros

 

Grant fees amount to 90 euros

 

Additional claim fees amount to 42 euros for each claim after the tenth claim

Trademarks

Applications fees amount to 250 euros for 3 classes (210 euros for online applications)

 

+

42 euros for each additional class

 

+

60 euros if the French Polynesia option had been chosen.

 

Renewal fees are identical

Designs

 

Application fees amount to 39 euros + reproduction fees

 

Renewal fees amount to 52 euros

Semiconductors

Application fees amount to 79 euros

Switzerland Small Flag Switzerland

The fee for protecting a patent is of CHF 200 for the application, CHF 500 for the optional search and CHF 500 for the examination. A renewal fee of CHF 100 is requested for the 4th year, after which the fee increases annually by CHF 50 (CHF 150 for the 5th year, etc.). The fee for obtaining a supplementary registration certificate is CHF 2,500, with an annual maintenance fee of CHF 950 for the first year, increasing annually by CHF 50 for the next years.

The basic fee for protecting a trademark in 1 up to 3 classes of products or services for 10 years is CHF 550. A fee of CHF 100 is requested for each additional class of products or services. For fast-track proceedings, an additional fee of CHF 400 is requested. The renewal fee for 10 additional years is CHF 700, irrespective of the number of classes.

The basic fee for protecting a design for 5 years is CHF 200. An additional fee of CHF 100 is added up for each additional design submitted within the same application, up to a maximum CHF 700. The basic fee includes the publication of one illustration, each additional illustration costing CHF 20. The renewal fee for 5 additional years of protection is CHF 200.

The filing fee of a PGI/POA for non-agricultural products is of CHF 4,000. There is no filing fee for PGI/POA related to agricultural products.

The fee for protecting a topography is CHF 450.

Poland Small Flag Poland

For patents and utility models, the application fee is PLN 550, but the fee is increased by PLN 25 for each page of the description or drawings over 20 pages. The periodic fee, payable to renew protection increases over the term of protection. For patents, the periodic fee is PLN 480 for the first three years of protection, and then from PLN 250 up to PLN 1550. For utility models, the periodic fee is applicable in two- and three-year periods and ranges from PLN 250 to PLN 1100.

Trade mark applications are subject to a fee of PLN 450 (for one class), and it increases by PLN 120 for each additional class. A renewal application is subject to a fee of PLN 200, and the renewal fee is PLN 400 for each class for ten years of protection.

The application fee for registering a design is subject to a fee of PLN 300. Periodic fees are payable in five-year periods and range from PLN 150 to PLN 2,000.

Application for a geographical indication is subject to a fee of PLN 300, and a one-time fee for obtaining protection is PLN 1,000.

The application fee for a semiconductor topography is PLN 250. The periodic fee for the first five-year term of protection is PLN 550, and for another five years it is PLN 800.

For plant varieties, the application fee is PLN 500, and the renewal fee is PLN 200 for each of the first five years, and PLN 400 for each year after the first five. Plant variety registrations may also be subject to additional fees for examination of distinctiveness, uniformity and stability of such variety. These fees vary for different plant groups.

Italy Small Flag Italy

The fees for filing the patent application may vary depending on a number of factors such as the type of application (online or paper-based application), the number of pages of the paper-based application and the number of patent claims. Generally speaking the fees start from 50.00 euro. As for the renewal fees, the price for the first four years from the application are included in the application fees, therefore the patent applicant must pay from the fifth years after the filing and the fees increase from one years to the next and start from 60.00 euro for the fifth year.

The fees for filing the utility model application may vary depending on the type of application (online or paper-based application). Generally speaking the fees start from 50.00 euro. As for the renewal fees, the price for the first five years from the application are included in the application fees, therefore the utility model applicant must pay during the sixth year from the filing a fixed fee of 500.00 euro.

The fees for filing the design application may vary depending on a number of factors such as the type of application (online or paper-based application), the number of design registered. Generally speaking the fees start from 50.00 euro. As for the renewal fees, they are calculated for a period of five years and the price for the first five years from the application are included in the application fees, therefore the design applicant must pay from the fifth years after the filing a price that start from 30.00 euro.

The fees for filing the trademark application may vary depending on the number of class for which the sign is going to be registered and start from 101.00 euro and 34.00 for each additional class. The renewal fees to be paid every ten years from the trademark filing application start from 64.00 euro and 34.00 for each additional class.

The fees for the topographies of semi-conductor products application and registration are calculated in 1011.00 euro for the application and 809 euro for the registration.

The fees for filing the new plant variety application are 236.00 euro, while the renewal fees increase from one years to the next and start from 101.00 euro.

Cyprus Small Flag Cyprus

Patents
Application fees are 100.00 Euros and renewal fees are as the table below.

Year

Fees (Euros)

3rd

50.00

4th

60.00

5th

80.00

6th

100.00

7th

120.00

8th

140.00

9th

160.00

10th

180.00

11th

200.00

12th

240.00

13th

280.00

14th

320.00

15th

360.00

16th

420.00

17th

480.00

18th

540.00

19th

600.00

20th

660.00

Supplementary protection certificate
Application fees are 100.00 Euros and renewal fees are as the table below.

Year

Fees (Euros)

21st

700.00

22nd

740.00

23rd

780.00

24th

820.00

25th

860.00

Trade marks
Application fees are 50.00 Euros for registration of a mark in one class. For each additional class for the same mark is another 50.00 Euros. In case the registration of a trade mark is approved, a fee of the amount of 100.00 Euros is paid for the issue of the certificate for each class.

Renewal fees are 80.00 Euros for one mark in one class. For each additional mark is another 80.00 Euros. The fee includes the issue of the renewal certificate.

Designs
Application fees are 85.43 Euros and the renewal fees are as the table below.

Year

Fees (Euros)

1st

51.26

2nd

85.43

3rd

136.69

4th

170.86

5th

256.29

Domain names
The application fees depend on the registration date and renewal fees on the expiration date. The fees are from 8.28 Euros to 15.52 Euros for one-year license registration and for renewal and from 18.62 Euros to 25.87 Euros for two-year license registration.

Israel Small Flag Israel

Patents:
The fee for filing an Israeli patent application is 2014.00 NIS (approx. USD 564), while individuals, academic institutions or technology transfer companies solely owned by academic institutions, pay a reduced rate of 60% of the application fee (an additional fee is paid for any additional claim above the 50th claim, and for an extra 50 pages above the 101th page). Once an application is granted, an acceptance fee for an amount of 705.00 NIS (approx. USD 198) is paid (while individuals or academic institutions PAY 60% of the fee). After the patent is granted, renewals fees are paid based on the number of years elapsed from the date of filing:

1st to 6th years: 806.00 NIS (approx. USD 226)
1st to 10th years: 2417.00 NIS (approx. USD 677)
1st to 14th years: 4834.00 NIS (approx.. USD 1,354)
1st to 18th years: 8863.00 NIS (approx. USD 2,483)
1st to 20th years: 12086.00 NIS (approx. USD 3,386)

If the application was accepted within 6 years, the following renewal fees will be as follows:

7th to 10th years: 1611.00 NIS (approx. USD 451)
11th to 14th years: 2417.00 NIS (approx. USD 677)
15th to 18th years: 4029.00 NIS (approx. USD 1,129)
19th to 20th years: 5640.00 NIS (approx. USD 1,580)

Designs:
The fees for filing a Design application in One Class – 396 NIS (approx. USD 111)

Application for a Set of Articles – 593.00 NIS (approx. USD 166)

First renewal (1st to 5th years) – 431.00 NIS (approx. USD 121)

Second Renewal (11th to 15th years) – 857.00 NIS (approx. USD 240)

The renewal fees will probably be updated once Israel’s new Designs Law will come into force (July, 2018).

Trademarks:
Applications fees:
Single class – 1604 NIS (approx. USD 449)

Any other class included in the same application – 1205 NIS (approx. USD 338)

Renewal fees:
Single class - 2859 NIS (approx. USD 801)

Any other type under the same name – 2413 NIS (approx. USD 676)

Chile Small Flag Chile

  • Trademarks:
    The official fees for the application of a trademark are approximately 74 USD for each class requested. Once the application is accepted, the registration fees must be paid, which amount to approximately 148 USD for each class requested.

    In the case of trademark renewals, the renewal fees are approximately 444 USD for each renewed class.

  • Patents of invention/ utility models / industrial drawings and designs / layout designs (topographies) of integrated circuitslayout designs (topographies) of integrated circuits:
    The official taxes for the application of a patent of invention / utility models / industrial drawings and designs are approximately 100 USD. Once the registration is accepted, the concession fees must be paid, which amount to approximately 650 USD.

    Chile does not consider annual payments for patents of invention/ utility models / industrial drawings and designs.

  • Copyright:
    The registration in the Intellectual Property Registry will be done after the payment of the following rights calculated in percentages on a monthly tax unit (75 USD approx.):

    1. Engineering projects, architecture and computer programs, 35 % (26.25 USD approx.);
    2. Cinematographic works, 40% (30 USD approx.), and
    3. Any other registration of those considered in this law, 10% (7.5 USD approx.).

Greece Small Flag Greece

Patents

Filing fee

50,00

Claims fee for 11th and each subsequent patent claim

30,00 per claim

Simple Search Report Fee

300,00

Search Report with Examiner’s opinion

640,00

Patent grant fees

150,00

Fee for registering assignments, licences, status changes

200,00

Annuities

 

First year of protection

0

Second

0

Third

20,00

Fourth

50,00

Fifth

80,00

Sixth

90,00

Seventh

100,00

Eighth

115,00

Ninth

140,00

Tenth

190,00

Eleventh

240,00

Twelfth

300,00

Thirteenth

400,00

Fourteenth

500,00

Fifteenth

600,00

Sixteenth

700,00

Seventeenth

800,00

Eighteenth

900,00

Nineteenth

1000,00

Twentieth

1100,00

Utility models

Filing fee

50,00

Claims fee for the 11th and each subsequent claim

30,00 per claim

Utility Model Certificate grant fee

100,00

Fee for registering assignments, licences, status changes

200,00

Annuities

 

First year of protection

0

Second

0

Third

20,00

Fourth

50,00

Fifth

80,00

Sixth

90,00

Seventh

100,00

Semi-conductor topographies: 231 EUR

Registered designs

Filing fee

100,00

Supplementary fee for multiple designs (up to 50)

10,00
- each additional design

Publication fee

30,00

Supplementary publication fee for multiple designs (up to 50)

10,00
- each additional design)

Deferred publication fee

30,00

Supplementary deferred publication fee for multiple designs (up to 50)

10,00
- each additional design

Fee for registering assignments, licences, status changes

100,00

First 5-year period protection fee

-

Renewal fee for second 5-year period

100,00

Renewal fee for third 5-year period

150,00

Renewal fee for fourth 5-year period

200,00

Renewal fee for fifth 5-year period

250,00

Trade marks

Official filing fees (in one class)

110,00

Official fees – for each additional class (up to 10)

20,00 per class

Renewal fee in one class

90,00

Renewal fee - each additional class (up to 10)

20,00 per class

Official fees for registering assignments and mergers

Official fees for licences

Official fees for pledge

90,00

90,00

40,00

Official fees for registering changes of name, address or legal form

50,00

Limitation of goods / services

20,00

United Kingdom Small Flag United Kingdom

Trade mark
As of May 2018, the cost of registering a UK trade mark in one class of goods or services is £170 ("standard online fee"). Should an applicant wish to register additional classes of goods or services, there is an additional fee of £50 per class. Once registered, the trade mark must be renewed every 10 years. The renewal costs for the mark in one class is £200, with £50 for each additional class.

The cost of registering a European Union trade mark in one class of goods or services is €850 (electronic fee). There is an additional fee of €50 for an additional class of goods or services, and €150 for each class of goods and services exceeding two for an individual EU trade mark. European Union trade marks must be renewed every 10 years. The renewal cost for the mark in one class is €850, an additional €50 for a second class of goods or services, and €150 for each class of goods and services exceeding two for an individual EU trade mark.

Patent
The fee for registering a patent in the UK, inclusive of the application fee, search fee and substantive examination fee, is either £310 (online applications) or £400 (postal applications). In contrast, the fee for a European patent, inclusive of the application fee, European search and examination fee, is €3055 (online) or €3145 (not online).

On the fourth anniversary of filing (i.e. in year 5), a renewal fee of £70 is payable for a patent in the UK, increasing annually by £20 until the eleventh anniversary of filing (i.e. year 12). The renewal fee increases from £220 from the eleventh anniversary to £610 by the nineteenth anniversary date of filing.

For European patents, a renewal fee of €470 is payable on the third year, increasing to €585 on the fourth year, €820 on the fifth year, €1050 on the sixth year. The renewal fee increases by €115 from €1050 on the sixth year to €1395 on the ninth. From the tenth year until the twentieth year, the renewal fee is €1575 per year.

SPCs
The cost of an application for grant of a supplementary protection certificate is £250 in the UKIPO. The first year annual fee is £600. The annual fee increases by £100 on each of the second, third, fourth and fifth year.

Registered Design
The cost to file a single registered design application online is £50 for one design. Should the applicant wish to register multiple designs, the fee for 10 designs is £70. Thereafter, multiple design blocks of 10 can be added to the application at £20 per 10 designs. A registered design must be renewed on its fifth anniversary, and every 5 years thereafter, up to a maximum of 25 years. The first renewal fee, after 5 years, is £70. This increases by £20 on each of the second and third renewal periods, and by £30 for the fourth renewal period.

The cost of filing a single registered Community design application online is €230 (publication fee of €120). The application fee for two to ten designs is €345 (publication fee of €60) and an additional €50 (excluding publication fee of €30). A Community registered design must be renewed every 5 years, up to a maximum of 25 years. The first renewal fee, after 5 years, is €90. This increases by €30 on each of the second, third and fourth renewal period.

Plant variety rights
The fees for plant variety rights in the UKIPO vary depending on the species variant being registered, however, the commonly occurring fees include an administration fee (£741), a distinctness, uniformity and stability criteria fee (ranging from £310 up to £1765), an annual charge, technical management fees and miscellaneous fees relating to the services.

In the EU's Community Plant Variety Office, the fee for an online application is €450, or €650 for paper filing. The examination fees vary according to the species, however the range is from €1530 up to €3350 per growing period. In addition to this, annual charge fees and miscellaneous fees are chargeable.

Fees for professional advice
It is important to note that pursuing an application for an intellectual property right can be complex and expensive and typically an applicant will instruct an appropriately qualified intellectual property professional, whose fees will be additional to the registration fees listed above.

Pakistan Small Flag Pakistan

The official fee for filing a Trademark application is PKR 20,00 for a single class. Registration fee is PKR 6,000.

For renewals, the fee is PKR 10,000 per mark.

The schedule of approximate official cost for filing a Patent application and renewals (in PKR) is as follows:

Description

Fees

Application for Patent

4,500

For each sheet of specification in addition to 40 including sequence listing

150

For each claim in addition to 20

300

Renewal fee for each year from 5th to 8th year

6,000

Renewal fee for each year from 9th to 12th year

9,000

Renewal fee for each year from 13th to 16th year

12,000

Renewal fee for each year from 17th to 20th year

16,000

The approximate official cost for filing design application is PKR 450. For renewals, the fee is PKR 750.

The approximate official cost for filing Copyright application is PKR 1,000.

Ecuador Small Flag Ecuador

RIGHT

FEE APPLICATION

FEE RENOVATION

Trademarks

USD $234,88

USD $234

Patent-utility model

USD $ $495.33

N/A

Industrial Design

USD $131,615

N/A

Variety Plant Right

USD $ 310,027

N/A

Copyright

USD $20

N/A

United States Small Flag United States

(a) Patents

  1. Utility Patents:
    The filing fee for a nonprovisional patent application with both 20 or fewer total claims and 3 or fewer independent claims is $1,600. After allowance, an issue fee of $960 must be paid. 3.5, 7.5 and 11 years after issuance, maintenance fees must be paid or the patent will expire. These fees are, respectively, $1,600, $3,600 and $7,400.
  2. Design Patents:
    Application filing fee is $760. After allowance, an issue fee of $560 must be paid. No maintenance fees are due for a design patent.
  3. Plant Patents.
    Application filing fee is $1,140. After allowance, an issue fee of $760 must be paid. No maintenance fees are due for a plant patent.

**** Patent fees may be reduced by 50% for small entities, and by 75% for micro entities.

(b) Trademarks
Application filing fee is between $225 and $600 per international class of goods in the application, depending upon the manner in which the application is filed (in paper or electronically).

Renewal fees are between $300 and $500 per class if filed electronically or in paper form. An affidavit of use is also due with the renewal application and costs $125 (electronic filing) or $225 (paper filing).

The renewal rules do not apply to registered extensions of international registrations to the United States.

(c) Copyrights
Most application filing fees are between $35 and $85 depending upon the work being registered and whether the application is submitted in paper form or electronically. Specialty applications for a vessel hull design are $400, and a mask work application is $120. The fee to preregister certain unpublished works is $140.

Renewals are not needed under the 1976 Act. For works covered by the prior Copyright Act, renewal fees are $100 but renewal is optional as the term is now extended by operation of law even without requesting renewal.

Malaysia Small Flag Malaysia

Patents:
Application: The Official Fees are approximately RM2050 excluding Goods and Services Tax.
Renewal: In making annuity payments, the Official Fees is from RM290 to RM2,700.

Trade marks:
Application: The Official Fees is RM1,065.00 for one trade mark in one class for a straightforward registration.

Renewal: The Official Fee is RM645.

Geographical Indication:
Application: The Official Fee for a straightforward registration is RM700.

Renewal: The Official Fee is RM420.

Industrial Design:
Application: The Official Fees for filing application is RM500 for one industrial design application in single view in one class in a straightforward application. The total amount is dependent on the number of views filed, each additional view will cost RM200.

Renewal: The Official Fee is RM800.

Philippines Small Flag Philippines

The current filing fees are Four Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Philippine Pesos (P4,320.00) [approximately Ninety Six United States Dollars (US$96.00)] for patents, Three Thousand Six Hundred Philippine Pesos (P3,600.00.00) [approximately Eighty United States Dollars (US$80.00)] for utility models and industrial designs, Two Thousand Five Hundred Ninety Two Philippine Pesos (P2,592.00) [approximately Fifty Eight United States Dollars (US$58.00)] per class for trademarks, and Six Hundred Twenty Five Philippine Pesos (P625.00) [approximately Fourteen United States Dollars (US$14.00)] for copyright deposit.

Patents cannot be renewed, but are subject to annual fees beginning the expiration of the fourth (4th) year from publication. The basic fees for the annuities range from Three Thousand Two Hundred Forty Philippine Pesos (P3,240.00) [approximately Seventy Two United States Dollars (US$72.00)] to Sixty Five Thousand One Hundred Sixty Philippine Pesos (P65,160.00) [approximately One Thousand Four Hundred Forty Eight United States Dollars (US$1,448.00)] depending on the number of years from publication. There is an additional government fee of Four Hundred Twenty Philippine Pesos (P420.00) [approximately Nine and 43/100 United States Dollars (US$9.43)] per claim in excess of five (5) for the annual fees for the 5th to the 20th year.

The renewal fee for an industrial design is Two Thousand One Hundred Sixty Philippine Pesos (P2,160.00) [approximately Forty Eight United States Dollars (US$48.00) ]for the first extension and Four Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Philippine Pesos (P4,320.00) [approximately Ninety Six United States Dollars (US$96.00)] for the second extension of term.

The renewal fee for a trademark is Six Thousand Six Hundred Philippine Pesos (P6,600.00) [approximately One Hundred Forty Six and 66/100 United States Dollars (US$146.66)] per class.

All fees above are subject to one percent (1%) legal research fee.

If the applicant qualifies as a small entity, i.e., an entity with assets not exceeding One Hundred Million Philippine Pesos (P100,000,000.00) [approximately Two Million Two Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Two Hundred Two and 22/100 United States Dollars (US$2, 222,222.22)], it will be entitled to a fifty percent (50%) discount in the government filing fees prescribed by the IPO.

Japan Small Flag Japan

See the “Schedule of fees” (on or after April 1, 2016) webpage of the Japan Patent Office (https://www.jpo.go.jp/tetuzuki_e/ryoukin_e/ryokine.htm).

UAE Small Flag UAE

Right

Application & registration costs (official fee only)

Renewal costs (official fee only)

TMs

AED 12,009 (approx. USD 3,275)

AED 12,003 (approx. USD 3,274)

Patents (UAE national filing)

AED 2,813 (approx. USD 766) – application & publication fees

AED 7,003 (approx. USD 1,911) – examination fees

Annuity fees start at AED 803 (USD 219) for 2nd year and incrementally increase to AED 1,523 (USD 415) by the 20th year

Patent (GCC patent filing)

USD 2,470 – application, publication & grant fees

Examination fees are decided on a case by case basis by the examiner

Annuity fees start at USD 1,070 for 2nd year and incrementally increase to USD 2,026 by the 20th year

Utility Certificates

AED 2,813 (approx. USD 766) – application & publication

AED 7,003 (approx. USD 1,911) – examination fees

Annuity fees start at AED 803 (USD 219) for 2nd year and incrementally increase to AED 1,127 (USD 307) by the 10th year

Designs

Copyright recordal

AED 314 (approx. USD 85)

N/A

Mexico Small Flag Mexico

Inventions

IP right

Application fees

Renewal fees

Patents

Paris Convention, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 310.5 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

 

PCT Phase I, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 214.8 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

 

PCT Phase II, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 102.4 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

From the 1st to the 5th annuity: $ 85 USD each.

 

From the 6th to the 10th annuity: $ 100 USD each.

 

From the 11th to the 20th annuity: 115 USD each.

Utility models

Paris Convention, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 136.5 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

 

PCT Phase I, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 136.5 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

 

PCT Phase II, basic fee for up to 30 pages:

$ 92.2 USD.

Each exceeding page: $ 4.2 USD

From the 1st to the 3rd annuity: $ 80 USD each.

 

From the 4th to the 6th annuity: $ 95 USD each.

 

From the 7th to the 10th annuity: $ 110 USD each.

Integrated circuits

$ 145 USD

Industrial designs

Basic fee for one design, $ 136.5 USD. Each exceeding design/embodiment: $ 4.2 USD.

From the 1st to the 5th annuity: Included in the grant fee. Grant fee: $ 393.8 USD

 

Each renewal covering five years (up to 25 years): $ 404.5 USD.

Brands

IP right

Application fees

Renewal fees

Trademarks

$ 173 USD

$ 185 USD

Trade names

$ 45 USD

$ 51 USD

Slogans

$ 51 USD

$ 59 USD

Appellations of Origin

$ 100 USD

N/A

Geographical Indications

Copyright and other rights

IP right

Application fees

Renewal fees

Reservation of rights: periodical publications

$ 115 USD

$ 63 USD

Reservation of rights: periodical broadcasts

Reservation of rights: characterized, fictitious and symbolic characters

$ 222 USD

$ 119 USD

Reservation of rights: people and groups dedicated to artistic activities

Reservation of rights: advertising promotions

N/A

Plant varieties

$ 950 USD

$ 260 USD per annuity.

India Small Flag India

Trademarks: For electronic applications, the current fee is INR 4500 (USD 70 approx.) per mark per class for individuals, start-ups and small enterprises; and INR 9000 for all others. For renewals, the fee is INR 9000 (USD 140 approx.) per mark per class.

Geographical indication: INR 5000 (USD 78 approx.) for application of registration and INR 3000 for renewal.

Copyright: For registration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works, INR 500 (USD 8 approx.) per work. For a literary or artistic work which is used or capable of being used in relation to any goods, INR 2000 (USD 31 approx.) per work. For application for registration of copyright in a cinematograph film, INR 5000 (USD 78 approx.) per work and for an application for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording is INR 2000 (USD 31 approx.) per work.

Patents:

Official Fee (in INR)

Description

Natural Person and/or Startup

Small Entity Alone or with Natural Person and/or Startup

Others Alone or with Other than Natural Person and/or Startup and/or Small Entity

Application for Patent

1600

4000

8000

For each sheet of specification in addition to 30 excluding sequence listing

160

400

800

For each claim in addition to 10

320

800

1600

For each page of sequence listing

160 subject to a maximum of 24,000

400 subject to a maximum of 60,000

800 subject to a maximum of 1,20,000

For each additional priority

1600

4000

8000

Renewal fee for each year from 3rd to 6th year

800

2000

4000

Renewal fee for each year from 7th to 10th year

2400

6000

12,000

Renewal fee for each year from 11th to 15th year

4800

12,000

24,000

Renewal fee for each year from 16th to 20th year

8000

20000

40000

Designs:

Description

Natural Person (in INR)

Small Entity (in INR)

Others except Small entity (in INR)

Application for design

1000

2000

4000

Renewal

2000

4000

8000

Sweden Small Flag Sweden

All prices in SEK. Additional fees may apply.

(a) Patent (national)
Application fee: 3,000 (for a maximum of 10 patent claims)
Publication fee: 1,400
Annual fee: 300 first year and is raised annually (fee of the 20th year is 6,000)
SPC: application fee 5,000, annual fee 10,000

(b) Trademark Rights
Application fee: 1,800 (first classification included)

(c) Trade Name Rights
Application fee: included in application fee for registration of the company.
Change of Trade Name: 1,200
Application for Secondary Trade Name: 1,200

(d) Design Protection (national)
Application fee: 1,900
Renewal fee: 2,500 for each five-year period

(e) Plant Variety Rights
Application fee: 3,000 (DUS-test not included)
Annual fee: 2,000

Latvia Small Flag Latvia

Patents – The filing fee amounts to 120 EUR and an additional fee of 20 EUR for each additional claim in excess of ten. Registration fee is 90 EUR and an additional fee of 5 EUR for each page in excess of 10. Annuities are payable starting from the third year. They increase from 90 EUR for the third year to 420 EUR for each year from the sixteenth to the twentieth. The annuities are payable in the amount of 40%, if the applicant is the inventor.

Semiconductor topography rights - The filing fee amounts to 150 EUR. The registration fee is 75 EUR.

Trade marks – The filing fee in 1 Class amounts to 90 EUR and an additional fee of 30 EUR for each additional class in excess of one. The registration fee is 95 EUR (irrespective of number of classes). The renewal fee is 180 EUR (irrespective of number of classes).

Designs – The filing fee amounts to 40 EUR and an additional fee of 30 EUR for each additional design in excess of one. The registration fee is 65 EUR and an additional fee of 10 EUR for each additional reproduction in excess of one. The renewal fees are payable for each five-year period: 170 EUR for the second; 225 EUR for the third; 280 EUR for the fourth and 33 EUR for the fifth. The annuities are payable in the amount of 40%, if the applicant is the designer.

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Patents for invention/utility solution:

From application through grant including mandatory 1st year annuity (min.): 2,310,000VND (~105USD)

Maintenance/Annuities: See the table below

Annuity, per year and per each independent claim

VND

USD 

2nd year

300,000

14.00

- 3rd year and 4th year

500,000

22.70

- 5th year and 6th year

800,000

36.40

- 7th year and 8th year

1,200,000

54.50

- 9th year and 10th year

1,800,000

82.00

- 11th year to 13th year

2,500,000

114.00

- 14th year to 16th year

3,300,000

150.00

- 17th year to 20th year

4,200,000

190.00

Patent for Design:

From application through grant: 1,690,000VND (~77USD)

Maintenance/Annuities: 700,000VND (~32USD) for each of two 5-year renewable times

Certificate of Layout Design

From application through grant: 690,000VND (~31USD)

Maintenance/Annuities: N/A

Certificate of Trademark

From application through grant: 1,380,000VND (roughly 65USD)

Renewal: 1,200,000VND (~55USD)

Certificate of Geographical Indication

From application through grant: 1,890,000VND (~86USD)

Maintenance: N/A

Certificate of protection of plant variety:

From application through grant (exclusive of DUS experiment cost):

2,450,000VND (roughly 111USD)

Annuities: see the table below

Annuities

 

 

 

 

 

VND

USD

- 1st year to 3rd year/each year/single breed

3,000,000

136

- 4th year to 6th year/each year/single breed

5,000,000

227

- 7th year to 9th year/each year/single breed

7,000,000

318

- 10th year to 15th year/each year/single breed

10,000,000

454

- 16th to the expiry of validity term of certificate of protection/each year/single breed

20,000,000

909

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a) Patents
With regard to patents, the application fee for online filing (including ten patent claims) amounts to EUR 40. The extra fee for each additional claim is EUR 20. The application fee for paper filing (including ten patent claims) is EUR 60 and the extra fee for each additional claim is EUR 30 in this case. The fee for the search request amounts to EUR 300. The examination fee after filing of a search request is EUR 150, without prior search request it is EUR 350. The annual fees for maintaining the patent range from EUR 70 for the third patent year to EUR 1940 for the 20th year.

b) Utility models
For utility models the application fee is EUR 40 (EUR 30 if filed electronically). The fee for a prior search, which is not mandatory, amounts EUR 250. The 1st maintenance fee has to be paid after 3 years and amounts EUR 210. The 2nd maintenance fee in the amount of EUR 350 is to be paid after 6 years, the 3rd maintenance fee after 8 years amounts to EUR 530.

c) Trade marks
For individual trade marks the application fee (including up to three classes) amounts to EUR 300 (EUR 290 for electronic filing). For the 4th class and for each additional class, an additional class fee of EUR 100 applies per additional class. Accelerated examination of the procedure costs an additional fee of EUR 200. The renewal fee (including class fee for up to three classes) amounts to EUR 720. The renewal fee for the 4th class and for each additional class is EUR 260.

The application fee (including class fee for up to three classes) for collective trade marks amounts EUR 900. The class fee upon filling the application for the 4th class and for each additional class is EUR 150. Accelerated examination of the procedure costs an additional fee of EUR 200. The renewal fee (including class fee for up to three classes) is EUR 1800, the class fee upon renewal for the 4th class and for each additional class is EUR 260.

d) Registered designs
The cost of the initial term of protection of five years (with publication of the representation of the design) for an individual application of a design is EUR 60 for electronic filing. The cost of paper-based filing is EUR 70.

For multiple applications the fee is EUR 6 per design for electronic filing, but at least EUR 60. For paper-based flings it is EUR 7 per design, but a minimum of EUR 70.

For an initial period of protection of 30 months (deferment of the publication of the representation of the design), the individual application of a design costs EUR 30. For multiple applications it is EUR 3 per design, but at least EUR 30.

The extension fees after deferment of the publication of the representation are EUR 30 for an individual application, for multiple applications it is EUR 3 per design, but minimum EUR 30.

The renewal fees for each registered design (also in a multiple registration) range from EUR 90 for the 6th year to up to EUR 180 for the 25th year.

e) Semiconductor topography rights
The application fee for the semiconductor topography rights is EUR 300.

f) Plant variety rights
For plant variety rights the application fee is EUR 600. The annual fee starts from min. EUR 60 and raises to max. EUR 1040 depending on species group and year of protection.

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Trade marks
The current fee which would be due for a trade mark application is €116.47 per trade mark per class of goods or services. In order to renew a trademark, the fee of €93.17 is due.

Patents
The fee for filing a patent application is currently €58.23. This has to be paid together with the fee of €58.23 in order for a patent to be granted. Therefore, the total fee to apply for a patent is €116.47.

Maintenance fees are as per the below:

before  the  expiration  of  the  2nd  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 3rd year

€34.94

before  the  expiration  of  the  3rd  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 4th year

€46.59

before  the  expiration  of  the  4th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 5th year

€58.23

before  the  expiration  of  the  5th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 6th year

€69.88

before  the  expiration  of  the  6th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 7th year

€81.53

before  the  expiration  of  the  7th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 8th year

€93.17

before  the  expiration  of  the  8th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 9th year

€104.82

before  the  expiration  of  the  9th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 10th year

€116.47

before  the  expiration  of  the  10th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 11th year

€128.12

before  the  expiration  of  the  11th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 12th year                           

€139.76

before  the  expiration  of  the  12th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 13th year

€141.41

before  the  expiration  of  the  13th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 14th year

€163.06

before  the  expiration  of  the  14th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 15th year

€174.10

before  the  expiration  of  the  15th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 16th year

€186.35

before  the  expiration  of  the  16th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 17th year

€198

before  the  expiration  of  the  17th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 18th year

€209.64

before  the  expiration  of  the  18th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 19th year

€221.29

before  the  expiration  of  the  19th  year  from  the  filing  date,  in respect of the 20th year

€232.94

Registered Designs
The application to register a design must be accompanied by the prescribed fee of € 46.59, plus €11.65 for every additional design. An application for the renewal of the term of protection upon expiration of five years, carries a fee of €34.94. There is an additional fee payable when the fee is paid within six months after the expiration of 5 year term.

Updated: August 2, 2018