Contracting state

Poland

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 8 EPAL
Fees Reg.
Reg. of 8.9.2016

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +48 22 579 05 55
Centrum.Kontaktowe@uprp.gov.pl
Contact.Center@uprp.gov.pl

www.uprp.pl

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

PLN

Year

PLN

1st to 3rd

480

12th

800

4th

250

13th

900

5th

300

14th

950

6th

350

15th

1 050

7th

400

16th

1 150

8th

450

17th

1 250

9th

550

18th

1 350

10th

650

19th

1 450

11th

750

20th

1 550


Annex 1 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) No later than the date on which the previous protection term ends

(b) n/a

(c) Renewal fees may be paid up to one year prior to the date on which the previous protection term ends.


Art. 224(2), (3) IPL

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months after due date

(b) 30%


Art. 224(4) IPL

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes, the PPO will inform the right holder of the approaching date of renewal fee payment on request

(b) no later than one month before the date on which the previous period of protection expires.

If the right holder does not receive the information, this will have no effect on any assessment of whether the right holder complied with the time limit for payment.


Art. 224(22-23) IPL

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) No

(b) n/a

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) and (b) Yes, except for persons having their place of residence or registered office within the territory of the EU, an EFTA member state which is a party to the EEA Agreement or the Swiss Confederation.

(c) n/a


Art. 236 § 3 IPL

7

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

 

Determined by decision of the PPO (communication to right holder)

Publication in "Wiadomości Urzędu Patentowego" (official gazette of the PPO)

Entry in the patent register


Art. 90, 92 and 233 IPL

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

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