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

Intellectual Property (3rd edition)

Malaysia Small Flag Malaysia

Patents:

Application: The Official Fees are approximately RM1,470 for one application with 10 claims or less. The total amount is dependent of the number of claims, each additional claim will cost RM20.

Renewal: In making annuity payments, the Official Fees is from RM290 to RM2,700.

Utility Innovation:

Application: The Official Fees is RM140 for one application.

Extension: The Official Fees is RM140.

Trade Marks:

Application: The Official Fees is RM1,065 for one trade mark in one class for a straightforward registration.

Renewal: The Official Fee is RM600.

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 designs filed as part of a multiple application for the same article, each additional design will cost RM500.

Renewal: The Official Fee is RM800.

Norway Small Flag Norway

The current application fee for patents is NOK 4650 for businesses with more than 20 man-years, and NOK 850 for businesses with 20 man-years or less. For each patent claim beyond ten, a fee of NOK 250 applies.

Before the patent can be granted, a granting fee of NOK 1200 must be paid. For each page beyond 14, an additional fee of NOK 250 applies. For each patent claim beyond ten, a fee of NOK 250 applies.

The annual fee for patents starts at NOK 700 for the first three years and gradually increases to NOK 6500 for the 20th year. The annual fee for SPCs is NOK 6500.

The current application fee for design registration is NOK 1900. The fee for renewal varies between NOK 2900 and NOK 5000, depending on whether it is the first, second, third or fourth request.

The current application fee for registration of trademarks is NOK 2900. The renewal fee for up to three classes is NOK 2600. For each class beyond three, an additional fee of NOK 1000 applies.

Registration of business names is free.

Singapore Small Flag Singapore

  1. Patent rights:
    • Application fees: S$160 for a domestic application, $200 for a national phase application;
    • Renewal fees: starts at S$140 per year for the 5th to 7th years of the patent, and increases every three years up to S$970 for the 20th year of the patent.
  2. Industrial design rights:
    • Application fees: S$250 per design;
    • Extension fees: S$220 for the first 5-year period, S$330 for the second 5-year period.
  3. Trade mark rights:
    • Application fees: S$341 per class (S$240 per class if the specifications comply fully with the IPOS list of pre-approved items);
    • Renewal fees: S$ 380 per class.
  4. Geographical indications:
    • Application fees: S$1,000;
    • Renewal fees: S$940.
  5. Plant varieties protection:
    • Application fees: S$1,600;
    • Annual fees: S$100.

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

$ 184 USD

$ 244 USD

Trade names

$ 184 USD

$ 244 USD

Slogans

$ 184 USD

$ 244 USD

Trade Dress

$ 184 USD

$ 244 USD

Certification marks

$ 184 USD

$ 244 USD

Appellations of Origin

$ 105 USD

N/A

Geographical Indications

Copyright and other rights

IP right

Application fees

Renewal fees

Copyright registration

$ 16 USD

 

Reservation of rights: periodical publications

$ 122 USD

$ 64 USD

Reservation of rights: periodical broadcasts

Reservation of rights: characterized, fictitious and symbolic characters

$ 242 USD

$ 126 USD

Reservation of rights: people and groups dedicated to artistic activities

Reservation of rights: advertising promotions

Non-renewable

Plant varieties

$ 1030 USD

$ 214 USD per annum.

China Small Flag China

Official fee RMB 950 for invention; RMB 500 for utility mode/design; RMB 1000 for semiconductor topography; 0 RMB for plant variety; RMB 300 for regular trademark; RMB 1500 for certification/collective mark; RMB 300 for copyright.

Ecuador Small Flag Ecuador

RIGHT

FEE APPLICATION

FEE RENOVATION

Trademarks

USD $208

USD $208

Patent-utility model

USD $ 136

N/A

Industrial Design

USD $526,46

N/A

Variety Plant Right

 

USD $ 992,15

USD $1240,19

N/A

Copyright

USD $20

N/A

To promote and encourage the protection of intellectual rights, as well as traditional knowledge, the competent authority offers discounts on service fees up to 90%, upon presentation of documents that enable its quality of:

  1. MIPYMES (Micro, small or medium companies)
  2. Independent investigators
  3. Institutions of higher education
  4. Public sector entities
  5. Small and medium-sized farmers and countrymen organizations of agricultural production
  6. Popular economy and solidarity based companies
  7. Craftsmen

South Africa Small Flag South Africa

Patents – ZAR 590 – Renewals are according to a sliding scale form year 3 to 20.

Registered Designs - ZAR 110 – Renewals are according to a sliding scale from years 3 to 10 or 15 depending on the type of right.

Trade Mark – ZAR 590 – Renewals are every 10th year and the official fees are R 590 at present.

Plant Breeders Rights – Depends on variety - basic fee plus an examination fee. Renewals are ZAR 270 per year.

Cyprus Small Flag Cyprus

PATENTS

Application fees: 100 EUR (this relates only to the filing of an application for a patent)
Renewal fees: There are no fees due for the first two annuity payments. Thereafter, the fees are at 50 EUR (third year annuity), 60 EUR (fourth year annuity), 80 EUR (fifth year annuity), 100 EUR (sixth year annuity) and rise incrementally on a yearly basis, with the 20th year annuity being equal to 660 EUR.

TRADE MARKS

Application fees: 50 EUR (for a mark in one class, relates only to the filing of an application. There is an additional fee of 100 EUR for the issuance of a registration certificate.)
Renewal fees: 80 EUR (for a mark in one class)

DESIGNS

Application fees: 85.43 EUR

Renewal fees:

- Year 1: 51.26
- Year 2: 85.43
- Year 3: 136.69
- Year 4: 170.86
- Year 5: 256.29

DOMAIN NAMES

Both the application fees as well as the renewal fees are dependent on the specific point in any given year that such fees are paid.

The later an application is filed in a year, the lower the fees and the later in a year that the renewal fees are paid, the lower they are.

The fees range from 8.28 EUR to 15.52 EUR for an one-year license registration and for a renewal, whilst for a two-year registration, fees range from 18.62 EUR to 25.87 EUR.

Japan Small Flag Japan

See the “Schedule of fees” on the Japan Patent Office website.
https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/system/process/tesuryo/hyou.html

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 CHF 4000. There is no fix filing fee for PGI/POA related to agricultural products.

The official fee for the protection of topography is CHF 450.

Brazil Small Flag Brazil

The following indicates the current fees in Brazilian currency (reais), not covering special fees applied to small companies:

(a) Patents

- Invention Patents

Invention Patent Application: 175 for electronic filing, 260 for paper filing

Invention Patent Application Annuity: 295 in the ordinary deadline, 590 in the extraordinary deadline

Invention Patent Annuities

3rd to 6th year - 780 in the ordinary deadline, 1565 in the extraordinary deadline

7th to 10th year – 1220 in the ordinary deadline, 2440 in the extraordinary deadline

11th to 15th year – 1645 in the ordinary deadline, 3295 in the extraordinary deadline

16th year forward – 2005 in the ordinary deadline, 4005 in the extraordinary deadline

- Utility Model Patents

Utility model patent application – 175 when filed electronically, 260 when filing on paper

Utility model application annuity: 200 in the ordinary deadline, 405 in the extraordinary deadline

Utility Model annuities:

3rd to 6th year: 405 in the ordinary deadline, 805 in the extraordinary deadline

7th to 10 year: 805 in the ordinary deadline, 1610 in the extraordinary deadline

11th year forward: 1210 in the ordinary deadline, 2415 in the extraordinary deadline

- Certificates of Addition

Certification of addition application: 175 when filed electronically, 260 when filing in paper.

Certificate of Addition application Annuity: 105 in the ordinary deadline, 215 in the extraordinary deadline

Certificate of Addition annuities:

3rd to 6th year: 235 in the ordinary deadline, 475 in the extraordinary deadline

7th to 10th year: 365 in the ordinary deadline, 735 in the extraordinary deadline

11th to 15th year 475 in the ordinary deadline, 950 in the extraordinary deadline

16th year forward: 605 in the ordinary deadline, 1210 in the extraordinary deadline

(b) Marks

- Trademarks:

Trade mark application: 335 if filed electronically with previous approval of the specifications, 415 if filed electronically without such previous approval, 530 if filed through paper.

First 10 years of trademark register – 745 in the ordinary deadline, 1115 in the extraordinary deadline

Renewal: 1065 in the ordinary deadline, 1610 in the extraordinary deadline

- Geographical Indications

Denomination of Origin Applications – 2135

Indication of Source Applications - 590

(c) Other Protections

- Industrial Designs

Industrial Design Application: 235 if filed electronically, 350 if filed through paper.

Second 5-year term maintenance fee: 425 in the ordinary deadline, 850 in the extraordinary deadline

Renewal fee: 570 in the ordinary deadline, 1140 in the extraordinary deadline

- Software

Software Application – 185

- Integrated Circuit Topographies

Integrated Circuit Topography Application: 830

- Cultivars:

Cultivar Application: 200

Cultivar Renewal fee: 400

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.

Israel Small Flag Israel

Patents:

For the first 50 claims of an application – 2,038 ILS (approx. USD 567); an additional fee is paid for any additional claim and for an extra 50 pages above the 101st page.
Once an application is allowed, there is an acceptance fee of 713 ILS (approx. USD 198). Once the patent is granted, renewals fees are paid based on the number of years since the filing date:

1-20 years: 12,230 ILS (approx. USD 3,403)

Or:

1-6 years: 816 ILS (approx. USD 227)
7-10 years: 1,630 ILS (approx. USD 454)
11-14 years: 2,446 ILS (approx. USD 681)
15-18 years: 4,077 ILS (approx. USD 1,134)
19-20 years: 5,707 ILS (approx. USD 1,588)

Trademarks:
Application fees:
Single class – 1,623 ILS (approx. USD 452)
Any other class included in the application – 1,219 ILS (approx. USD 339)
Renewal fees:
Single class – 2,893 ILS (approx. USD 805)
Any other type under the same name – 2,442 ILS (approx. USD 679)

Designs:
Fee for filing a design application in one class – 400 ILS (approx. USD 111)
Application for set of articles – 600 ILS (approx. USD 167)
5-25 years: 3,000 ILS (approx. USD 835)

Or:

1st renewal (5-10 years) – 500 ILS (approx. USD 139)
2nd Renewal (11-15 years) – 600 ILS (approx. USD 167)
3rd Renewal (16-20 years) – 700 ILS (approx. USD 195)
4th Renewal (21-25 years) – 800 ILS (approx. USD 223)

Designs that were accepted according to the Patents and Designs Ordinance and their variants and divisional applications may be renewed up to 18 years, subject to renewal fees.

Germany Small Flag Germany

(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 750. 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 100. 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 up to max. EUR 1,040 depending on species group and year of protection.

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

300 euros if the application is extended to French Polynesia

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 application is extended to French Polynesia

Renewal fees are identical

However, it should be noted that it is expected that the INPI from now on exclusively provides a fee per class. However, the new fees have been established yet.

Collective and certification marks

For the collective and the certification mark, the same fees as a trademark apply.

For the collective mark, additional fees apply for the examination of the regulation governing use. Fees of 27 euros will apply for a regular review and 79 euros will apply for an express review.

Designations of origin, geographical indications or traditional specialty guarantees

Applications fees amount to 350 euros for geographical indications.

Plant varieties

Application fees amount to 100 euros

Examination fees amount between 900 to 1200 euros, depending on the plant variety applied for

Grant fees amount to 40 euros

Annual fees amount to 40 euros (first year), 55 euros (second year), 75 euros (third year), 100 euros (fourth year), 125 euros (fifth year) and 150 euros (sixth year and over).

Designs

Application fees amount to 39 euros + reproduction fees

Renewal fees amount to 52 euros

60 euros if the application is extended to French Polynesia

Semiconductors

Application fees amount to 79 euros

60 euros if the application is extended to French Polynesia

Peru Small Flag Peru

Modality

Registration Request Fee

Renewal fee

Patent of invention

720 PEN

140 PEN

Utility model patent

360 PEN

Does not apply

Industrial design

360 PEN

Does not apply

Trademark

535 PEN

314 PEN

Copyright

196 PEN

Does not apply

India Small Flag India

IP Type

Application FEE [in INR]

Renewal FEE [in INR]

Patent

8000

4000-3rd -6th yr

12000-7th -10th

24000-11th -15th

40000-16th -20th

TM

9000 per TM/ class

INR 9000 per mark per class.

Designs

4000

8000

Copyright

500

NA

Malta Small Flag Malta

Trademarks

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

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 the 5-year term.

Patents

The fee for filing a patent application is currently €58.23. This must 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

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. The fees start from 101.00 euro plus 34.00 euro for each additional class and 337.00 euro for a collective trademark for one or more classes. The renewal fees to be paid every ten years from the trademark filing application start from 67.00 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.

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

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The total official fee from filing to registration of trademark application is USD 2405. Renewal fee is 2270. There is a decision to reduce official fee which we expect to be implemented within 1-2 months.

The total fee for the grant of a patent, excluding the examination fee, is USD 755. The examination fee is calculated by the patent examiner and it depends on the volume of work estimated by the examiner. The patent office allows two substantive examinations. Saudi Arabia is also a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with effect from 3 August 2013. The cost of obtaining a patent through national phase is the same as a Saudi national application. This cost does not include annuities and the cost of translations. The owner of Patent shall pay annuities each year to keep the patent active. The rate of annuities varies each year with total payable annuities upto USD 28035 for the entire term of protection which is 20 years.

For Industrial Design, the total official fee is USD 285. Annuities of USD 2400 shall also be paid every year upto ten years to keep the protection active.

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  1. Patents – the fees payable will depend on the type of application/patent:
  2. a. Provisional application – filed by IP Australia’s online portal AUD110 or, filed by other means AUD210.

    b. Standard patent – application (including international applications through the PCT process) filed by IP Australia’s online portal AUD370 or, filed by other means AUD470. Annual renewal fees must be paid for standard patents, and the cost will vary depending on the number of years that have passed since you filed it. For example, 4th-9th anniversaries renewal fees paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD300 or, paid by other means AUD350.

    c. Innovation patent – application filed by IP Australia’s online portal AUD180 or, filed by other means AUD280. Annual renewal fees must be paid for innovation patents, and the cost will vary depending on the number of years that have passed since you filed it. For example, 2nd-4th anniversaries renewal fees paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD110 or, paid by other means AUD160.

  3. Trade marks – the fees payable for a standard trade mark application are AUD350 per class; and for a trade mark renewal paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD400 or, paid by other means AUD450 per class.
  4. Geographical indications – the fees for certification trade mark application/renewal are the same as an ordinary trade mark. The fees payable on application for designation of protected wine GI are AUD27,500 (with no further fees are payable).
  5. Designs – the fees payable for a design application paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD250 or, paid by other means AUD350 per design; and for a design renewal paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD320 or, paid by other means AUD370.
  6. Plant breeder’s rights (PBRs) – PBR application fee AUD345 (not including examination or certificate fees); and annual fee paid by IP Australia’s online portal AUD345 or, paid by other means AUD395.

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  • Patents

Application fees:

Filing fee Regular fee Small entity fee Micro entity fee
Utility - basic (paper filing) $300 $150 $75
Utility - basic (e-filing for small entities) N/A $75 N/A
Design $200 $100 $50
Design CPA $200 $100 $50
Provisional application $280 $140 $70
Reissue $300 $150 $75
Reissue (design CPA) $300 $150 $75
Each independent claim in excess of 20 $460 $230 $115
Each reissue claim in excess of 20 $100 $50 $25
Multiple dependent claim $820 $410 $205

 

To maintain an issued patent alive, a patent holder must pay regularly scheduled maintenance fees:

 

Description Due date Fee Small entity fee Micro entity fee
First maintenance fee 3.5 years after issuance $1600 $800 $400
Second maintenance fee 7.5 years after issuance $3600 $1800 $900
Third maintenance fee 11.5 years after issuance $7400 $3700 $1850
Surcharge - Late payment of maintenance fees Within 6 months of the maintenance fee due date $160 $80 $40
Petition for the delayed payment of the fee for maintaining a patent in force $2000 $1000 $500

 

* An applicant must meet specific statutory criteria to qualify as a small or micro entity.

** A complete list of application fees, maintenance fees, and miscellaneous fees can be found on the USPTO website.

 

  • Trademarks

Application fees: Trademark applications can be filed using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). TEAS offers three different filing options, and application fees vary depending on the option selected. The application fees are $400 for TEAS Regular, $275 for TEAS Reduced Fee (RF), and $225 for TEAS Plus, per class of goods and services. To be eligible for TEAS RF or TEAS Plus, the applicant must meet additional statutory requirements on top of minimum filing requirements.

Maintenance fees: Between the 5th and 6th year of registration, a trademark registrant must file a declaration (known as Section 8 declaration), proving that the trademark is in use in commerce with the goods or services listed in the registration or the trademark is not in use due to special circumstances justifying the non-use. The fee for filing this declaration is $125 per class of goods or services in the registration.

Between the 9th and 10th year of registration, the registrant must file another Section 8 declaration and a renewal application (known as Section 9 application). A combined filing fee for both documents is $425 per class of goods or services in the registration. The registrant must file the combination of Section 8 declaration and Section 9 application every 10 years from the date of registration.

  • Copyrights

Registration fees for electronic application are $35 for a single application (single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire) and $55 for a standard application (all other filings). Registration fees for paper applications are $85. There are no maintenance fees for copyright registrations.

Updated: September 12, 2019