Legal basis for levying renewal fees
Art. II § 7 LIPC in conjunction with § 17 PA
Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:
Tel. +49 89 2195-1000
Amount of fees
(plus any charges levied by banks)
Renewal fees falling due after the filing of a licence of right endorsement are reduced by half.
If the renewal fees for the 3rd to 5th years are paid together when the 3rd year fee falls due, the total payable is reduced to EUR 200.
§ 23(1) PA
(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 containing the anniversary of the date of filing
(b) Up to the end of the second month from the due date
(c) Payment may not be made more than one year before due date.
Exception: 3rd to 5th renewal fees may be paid when 3rd fee falls due (No. 312 205 Fees Schedule LPF)
§§ 3(2), 5(2), 7(1) first sentence LPF
Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)
(a) Up to end of 6th month from due date
(b) EUR 50
§ 7(1) second sentence LPF
Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment
(a) provided for?
(b) date of despatch
Restitutio in integrum
(a) provided for?
(b) time limit for submitting application
(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle; no later than one year after expiry of non-observed time limit
§ 123 PA
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
(see also notice No. 4/84 of the President of the DPMA in Bl.f.PMZ 1984, 117 = OJ EPO 1984, 275)
§ 25 PA
Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees
Entry in the patent register
Publication in the patent bulletin
§ 30(1), 32(5) PA
* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.