Contracting state

Netherlands

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 61, 103 PA

Enquiries re renewal fees and validity:

Tel. +31 88 602 66 60
Fax +31 88 602 90 24

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Fee no.

Year

EUR

1

1st

0

2

2nd

0

3

3rd

0

4

4th

40

5

5th

100

6

6th

160

7

7th

220

8

8th

280

9

9th

340

10

10th

400

11

11th

500

12

12th

600

13

13th

700

14

14th

800

15

15th

900

16

16th

1 000

17

17th

1 100

18

18th

1 200

19

19th

1 300

20

20th

1 400

The fee number corresponds to the patent year as counted from the date of filing. (For details, please refer to OJ EPO 2008, 412.)


Art. 6(7) PR

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Renewal fees must be paid for each coming patent year and are due on the last day of the month in which the anniversary of the date of filing falls.

(b) n/a

(c) No specific legal provision (any time after grant of the patent).


Art. 61(1), (2) PA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%


Art. 62 PA
Art. 6(8) PR

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(b) 1 month before the due date

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) within two months of discovery of the failure to observe, but no later than one year after expiry of non-observed time limit

In the case of failure to observe Art. 9(6), (7) or (8) PA (provisions relating to priority), the request for restitutio must be submitted no later than two months after expiry of the non-observed time limit.


Art. 23 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) No

(c) No

However only patent agents or attorneys at law registered in the Netherlands may represent the patentee or applicant before the NPO.


Art. 23b(1) PA

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in "De Industriële Eigendom"


Art. 20, 62 PA

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

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