Contracting state

Switzerland / Liechtenstein

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 41 PA
Art. 18, 118a PO

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +41 31 3777777 (patent register: www.swissreg.ch)

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

CHF

Year

CHF

4th

100

13th

400

5th

120

14th

460

6th

140

15th

520

7th

160

16th

600

8th

180

17th

680

9th

220

18th

760

10th

260

19th

860

11th

300

20th

960

12th

340

   

Fees Reg. (Annex III)

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 month in which the date of filing occurred

(b) 3 months from due date

(c) Payment may not be made more than 2 months before due date.


Art. 18(2), (3), 18c(d) PO

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 3 months after expiry of time limit under section 2(b)

(b) CHF 50


Art. 18(3) PO
Fees Reg. (Annex III)

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes, but reminders are not sent abroad.

(b) 8 weeks before expiry of period of grace; requests are not sent abroad.


Art. 18d PO

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle; no later than one year from expiry of the non-observed time limit

Further processing possible


Art. 46a, 47 PA

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) No

(b) and (c) No, but an address for service in Switzerland/Liechten­stein must be given.


Art. 13 PA
Art. 18d PO

7

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

 

Communication to proprietor of patent

Entry in the patent register

Published in official publication medium www.swissreg.ch


Art. 15 PA
Art. 18b, 94, 117 PO

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

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