Contracting state

Czech Republic

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

§ 35g PA
LRenFees

Enquiries re renewal fees:

Tel. +420 2 20383139
Fax +420 2 24324718
helpdesk@upv.cz

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

CZK

Year

CZK

1st

1 000

11th

6 000

2nd

1 000

12th

8 000

3rd

1 000

13th

10 000

4th

1 000

14th

12 000

5th

2 000

15th

14 000

6th

2 000

16th

16 000

7th

2 000

17th

18 000

8th

2 000

18th

20 000

9th

3 000

19th

22 000

10th

4 000

20th

24 000


Annex to LRenFees

2

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

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

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Anniversary of date of filing

(b) n/a

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


§ 35g(2) PA
§ 8(3) LRenFees

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 100%


§ 35g(2) PA
§ 8(4) LRenFees

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) No

(b) n/a


§ 11(1)(a) LRenFees

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) n/a

(c) n/a


§ 70 PA

7

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

 

Publication in "Věstník Úřadu průmyslového vlastnictví" (Bulletin of the CZ Industrial Property Office)

Entry in the patent register

Information on changes in legal status is subsequently made available in the National Database of Patents and Utility Models – List of Register items (www.upv.cz) and through the Federated Register in the European Patent Register (www.epo.org)


§ 69(1), (2) PA

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

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