Contracting state

Estonia

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

§ 10 IA
§ 104(3) FA

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +372 6277908 (patent register)
Fax +372 6277943

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

1st

26

11th

245

2nd

26

12th

285

3rd

64

13th

320

4th

77

14th

360

5th

96

15th

405

6th

120

16th

450

7th

135

17th

495

8th

155

18th

540

9th

180

19th

585

10th

205

20th

630


§ 106(3) FA

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 6 months before due date.


§ 10(3) IA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 10%


§ 10(4) IA

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

(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle; no later than 1 year from expiry of period of grace under section 3


§ 29(2), (3) 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) n/a

(c) n/a


§ 15 IA

7

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

 

Publication in "Eesti Patendileht" (official gazette)

Entry in the patent register


§ 38(2) PA
§ 17 IA

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

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