Former extension state

Croatia (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 January 2008.)

Extension or validation state

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 88 PA

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

HRK

Year

HRK

3rd

260

12th

1 800

4th

320

13th

2 100

5th

440

14th

2 300

6th

560

15th

2 600

7th

640

16th

3 000

8th

820

17th

3 500

9th

940

18th

4 600

10th

1 200

19th

5 800

11th

1 500

20th

6 900


Art. 14 RFees

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) No specific legal provision: payment may be made for more than one patent year. However, if the fees are subsequently changed, the patent proprietor will be obliged to pay the difference between the amount paid in advance and the amount due for the year concerned.


Art. 129 PA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 100%


Art. 88(5) PA

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(b) Approx. 1 month after due date


Art. 88(6) PA

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) Within 3 months of the removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit or 12 months upon expiry of the period of grace for payment of renewal fees


Art. 28 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) Yes

(c) Yes


Art. 17 PA

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the official gazette


Art. 20.2 and 90.2 PA

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

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