Contracting state

Romania

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 8 AccEPCLaw
Annex 1.23 Fees Ord.
Art. 11 Fees Ord.

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

RON
From 1.1.2020

3rd

150

713 

4th

160

760 

5th

180

855 

6th

200

950 

7th

220

1 045 

8th

240

1 140 

9th

260

1 235 

10th

280

1 330 

11th

300

1 425 

12th

320

1 520 

13th

340

1 615 

14th

370

1 758 

15th

400

1 900 

16th

500

2 376 

17th

500

2 376 

18th

500

2 376 

19th

500

2 376 

20th

500

2 376 

Pursuant to the Fees Ordinance, renewal fees are payable in EUR or in RON.

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) Renewal fees falling due within 3 months of the grant of the patent may be paid without surcharge within this 3-month period.

(c) Payments may not be made more than 4 years before the due date.

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%

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) Within 6 months of publication, in the patent bulletin, of the patent's lapse due to non‑payment of renewal fees


Art. 37 PL

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, if proprietor resides outside Romania

(b) n/a

(c) Yes

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the patent bulletin

Communication to proprietor of patent

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

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