Contracting state

Greece

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 24 Law No. 1733/87
Art. 17, 18a Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

Enquiries re renewal fees and validation:

Tel. +30 210 6183509
Fax +30 210 6819231

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

20

12th

300

4th

50

13th

400

5th

80

14th

500

6th

90

15th

600

7th

100

16th

700

8th

115

17th

800

9th

140

18th

900

10th

190

19th

1 000

11th

240

20th

1 100


Dec. of 31.8.2016

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) Any time after the filing date


Art. 24(2) Law No. 1733/87

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%


Art. 24(2) Law No. 1733/87

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes, to the address for service in Greece, but not mandatory; reminders are not sent abroad.

(b) Approx. 1 month before expiry of period of grace

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) No

(b) n/a

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) Payment must be made by the patentee or a Greek legal practi­tion­er. Patentees with neither resi­dence nor principal place of busi­ness in Greece must appoint a representative for service in that country.

(b) No, but an address for service in Greece must be given.

(c) n/a


Art. 19 Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

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

 

Publication in the EDBI; the loss of rights takes effect as from the date of publication.


Art. 16(2) Law No. 1733/87

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

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