Contracting state

Finland

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

§§ 41, 51, 70l PA

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +358 29 5095000
Fax +358 29 5095328

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd (incl. 1st to 3rd year)

200

12th

500

4th

125

13th

550

5th

150

14th

600

6th

200

15th

650

7th

250

16th

700

8th

300

17th

750

9th

350

18th

800

10th

400

19th

850

11th

450

20th

900


Fees Decr.

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. The first renewal fee is not, however, due for payment until the last day of the third month following the month the patent was granted.

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 6 months before due date.


§ 41, 70 l PA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 20%


§ 41 PA
Fees Decr.

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 12 months from expiry of period of grace under section 3


§ 71a 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) No

(c) No

7

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

 

Publication in "Patenttilehti" (Finnish patent bulletin)

Entry in the patent register


§ 55 PA
§ 40 PD

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

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