Contracting state

Malta

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

R. 39 L.N. 117/2002

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

34.94

12th

139.76

4th

46.59

13th

151.41

5th

58.23

14th

163.06

6th

69.88

15th

174.70

7th

81.53

16th

186.35

8th

93.17

17th

198.00

9th

104.82

18th

209.64

10th

116.46

19th

221.29

11th

128.12

20th

232.94


R. 39 L.N.117/2002

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) Payment may not be made more than 6 months before due date.


Art. 26 (2), (3) PA 2000
R. 1 L.N. 117/2002

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) Surcharge where maintenance fee is paid

later than the last day of the month in which the prescribed due date falls and within 1 month from due date: EUR 11.65

within 2 months from due date: EUR 16.31

within 3 months from due date: EUR 23.29

within 4 months from due date: EUR 32.61

within 5 months from due date: EUR 44.26

within 6 months from due date: EUR 58.23


R. 39 L.N. 117/2002

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) No

(b) n/a


R. 24(3) L.N. 117/2002

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) When unable to observe the time limit set, causing refusal of the patent application, lapse of the patent or loss of any other right or means of redress.

(b) Within 2 months from removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit or

within 12 months from expiry of the non-observed time limit, whichever is the earlier


Art. 46(1), (2) PA 2000

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) Yes

(b) No

(c) Yes

7

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

 

n/a

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

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