ES Spain - New fee rates

By Law No. 2/2012 of 29 June 2012[1] some patent fees payable to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office have been changed.

Applicants for and proprietors of European patents with effect in Spain are advised that from 1 July 2012 the following rates apply:

 1. Publication of translations of the claims pursuant to Article 67(3) EPC: EUR 105.67;

EUR 89.82 for translations on magnetic data carriers

2. Publication of translations of the patent specification under Article 65 EPC:

EUR 314.60 plus EUR 12.64 for each page of the translation in excess of 22;

EUR 267.41 plus EUR 10.74 for translations on magnetic data carriers

3. Renewal fees:

EUR

3rd year

22.87

4th year

28.53

5th year

54.59

6th year

80.57

7th year

106.41

8th year

132.46

9th year

158.42

10th year

184.42

11th year

223.44

12th year

262.36

13th year

301.20

14th year

340.40

15th year

16th year

432.39

17th year

483.25

18th year

535.27

19th year

587.18

20th year

639.18

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

Filing fee: EUR 72.72 (EUR 61.81 for electronic filings)

Fee for each foreign priority: EUR 19.27 (EUR 16.38 for electronic filings)

5. Registering transfers, licences and other rights: EUR 12.98 for each entry (EUR 11.03 in electronic form).

Registering a change of the applicant's/patentee's name: EUR 16.06 for each entry, up to a maximum amount of EUR 2 680.79 (EUR 13.65 for each entry, up to a maximum amount of EUR 2 278.67, in electronic form)

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, VI, column 1, VII, column 2 and IX, column 4 accordingly.


[1] BOE núm. 156 of 30 June 2012.

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