Contracting state

Cyprus

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Sect. 26(3) PL
R. 42(1)(a), 56(2) PFR

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

50

12th

240

4th

60

13th

280

5th

80

14th

320

6th

100

15th

360

7th

120

16th

420

8th

140

17th

480

9th

160

18th

540

10th

180

19th

600

11th

200

20th

660


PFR

2

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

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

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) The date preceding the anniversary date of filing (Form P.13)

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 3 months before due date.


R. 42(1)(a), 56(2) PFR

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 25% per month


R. 42(1)(b) PFR

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) No

(b) n/a

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes (Form P.14 P.15)

(b) Within 12 months of expiry of the period of grace under section 3


R. 43 PFR

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) Yes

(b) n/a

(c) Yes

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the official gazette


R. 3(1)(b), 42(4) PFR

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

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