LT Lithuania - New fee rates

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania has informed us that some patent fees have been changed.[1]

Applicants for and proprietors of European patents with effect in Lithuania are advised that from 3 February 2012 the following rates apply:

1. Publication of translations of the claims pursuant to Article 67(3) EPC or Article 65 EPC:

LTL 160 plus LTL 50 for the 16th and each subsequent claim

Publication of amended claims: LTL 120

2. The renewal fees have remained unchanged. The fee for the newly introduced proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum amounts to LTL 600.

3. Conversion of European patent applications or patents into national patent applications or patents:

National filing fee (LTL 400 plus LTL 50 for the 16th and each subsequent claim)

EPO information brochure "National law relating to the EPC"

Users of this brochure (15th edition) should amend Tables III.B, column 2, IV, column 5, and VII, column 2, accordingly.

[1] New Patent Law of the Republic of Lithuania No. XI-1261 of 23 December 2010 and amended Law on fees for the registration of industrial property objects No. XI-1262 (published in Valstybės žinios 2011, Nos. 4-127 and 4-128).

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