Contracting state

Ireland

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Sect. 99 PA
R. 34 PR
Schedule I Fees Rules

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +353 56 7720122
Fax +353 56 7720100

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

60

12th

265

4th

90

13th

285

5th

114

14th

311

6th

134

15th

335

7th

150

16th

356

8th

176

17th

382

9th

194

18th

408

10th

220

19th

438

11th

242

20th

468

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 4 months before due date. Form No. 4, duly completed, is to be filed with the payment.


Art. 36(3) PA
R. 34(2), (3) PR

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) up to 6 months on request made by or on behalf of the proprietor to the Controller

(b) 1st - 3rd month: EUR 11 per month

4th - 6th month: EUR 19 per month

(a) and (b) The request for extension and the additional fee must be submitted before expiry of the period of extension specified in the request.


Art. 36(3) PA
Schedule I Fees Rules

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(b) No later than 6 weeks after due date


R. 34(5), (6) PR

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) Within 2 years of the date on which the patent lapsed


Sect. 37 PA
R. 35 PR

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, but an address for ser­vice in the European Community must be given

(c) Yes


Sect. 37(2) PA
R. 34(5), (6), 93(1) PR
SI No. 141 of 2006

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the IPOI Journal

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

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