Contracting state

Slovenia

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 109 IPA

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

30

12th

200

4th

34

13th

234

5th

42

14th

274

6th

50

15th

310

7th

60

16th

390

8th

70

17th

510

9th

80

18th

654

10th

110

19th

870

11th

154

20th

1 100


Art. 1(1.2) Fees Decr.

2

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

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

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) For each patent year (a patent year starting on the anniversary of the date of filing) on the last day of the preceding patent year

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 12 months before due date.


Art. 29(2) IPA

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%


Art. 110(1) IPA

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes; reminders are sent to the representative or address for correspondence which should be on Slovenian territory.

(b) Approx. 1 month after due date


Art. 110(2) IPA

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes; at the time of filing a request for restitutio in integrum the omitted act should be com­pleted and fee (EUR 150 – Art. 1(7.2) Fees Decr.) paid, otherwise the request is deemed to be withdrawn;

(b) Within 3 months of removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit or of date party becomes aware of non-compliance with the time limit, if this date is later;

request is only admissible within one year of the expiry of the time limit.


Art. 68 IPA

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, if the address for corre­spondence is on Slovenian territory, otherwise yes

(c) Yes


Art. 129 IPA

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Mention in the official bulletin (BIL)

Decision on lapse of a patent due to non-payment of fees


Art. 5(2) IPA

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

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