Legal basis for levying renewal fees
Art. 81 PA
Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:
Tel. +35 4 580-9400
Amount of fees
(plus any charges levied by banks)
Art. 3 Fees Reg.
(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 renewal fee for the 1st year, however, does not become due until 4 months after grant.
(c) Payment may not be made more than 3 months before due date.
Art. 41(1), 81(1) PA
Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)
(a) 6 months from due date
Art. 81(2), 41(3) PA
Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment
(a) provided for?
(b) date of despatch
Restitutio in integrum
(a) provided for?
(b) time limit for submitting application
(b) 2 months after removal of obstacle; no later than 12 months from expiry of period of grace under section 3
Art. 72 PA
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), (b) and (c) An applicant who is not domiciled in Iceland must have an agent residing in the EU, a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which is party to the EEA Agreement, Switzerland or the Faroe Islands, who can represent the applicant in all matters concerning the application. When the patent has taken effect in Iceland, no agent is needed except when the ISIPO so requires.
Art. 12, 66 PA
Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees
Publication in "ELS-tíðindi" (Icelandic Patent Gazette)
Entry in the patent register
Art. 51 PA
* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.