Former extension state

Albania (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 May 2010.)

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 86 PL
Art. 40, 41, 86 Fees Decr.

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

ALL

Year

ALL

1st

0

11th

27 000

2nd

5 000

12th

30 000

3rd

6 000

13th

35 000

4th

8 000

14th

40 000

5th

10 000

15th

45 000

6th

12 000

16th

50 000

7th

14 000

17th

55 000

8th

18 000

18th

60 000

9th

20 000

19th

65 000

10th

25 000

20th

70 000


Fees Decr.

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 12 months before due date.


Art. 41(2) PL

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) (i) 6 months from due date

(ii) 8 months from due date

(b) (i) 50%

(ii) 100%


Art. 41(3) PL
Chapter 16 (2.1) PR
Fees Decr.

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(i) to the licensee if the patent proprietor fails to pay the relevant fee in time and a licence in favour of a third party is entered in the patent register

(ii) to the owner or his representative. Notifications are sent only to the addresses that the owners of the patents or their representatives have in the territory of the Republic of Albania.

(b) (i) Approx. 8 weeks before expiry of the grace period

(ii) Within 2 months from the due date


Art. 41(3), 46(5) PL

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) Not later than 6 months from expiry of period of grace under section 3


Art. 35 PL

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

(a) and (c) Yes

Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in Albania must appoint a represen­ta­tive authorised to act before the GDIP

(b) n/a


Art. 35 PL

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Publication in the Patent Bulletin

Entry in the patent register


Part XIV (3.3) PR

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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