Contracting state

Iceland

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 81 PA

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +35 4 580-9400
Fax +35 4 580-9401

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

ISK

Year

ISK

1st

11 00011 300

11th

25 30026 000

2nd

11 00011 300

12th

27 60028 300

3rd

11 00011 300

13th

30 50031 300

4th

12 70013 100

14th

34 50035 400

5th

13 80014 200

15th

38 60039 600

6th

15 00015 400

16th

42 60043 700

7th

16 70017 200

17th

47 80049 000

8th

18 40018 900

18th

52 40053 800

9th

20 70021 300

19th

57 50059 000

10th

23 00023 600

20th

63 30064 900


Art. 3 Fees Reg.

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 renewal fee for the 1st year, however, does not become due until 4 months after grant.

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 3 months before due date.


Art. 41(1), 81(1) PA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 20%


Art. 81(2), 41(3) PA
Art. 2(2) Fees Reg.

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


Art. 72 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), (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

7

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
Art. 93 PR

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

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