Contracting state

Slovakia

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

§ 67 PA

Enquiries re renewal fees and patent register:

Tel. +421 48 4300131
Fax +421 48 4132563
infocentrum@indprop.gov.sk

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

3rd

66.00

12th

265.50

4th

82.50

13th

298.50

5th

99.50

14th

331.50

6th

116.00

15th

365.00

7th

132.50

16th

398.00

8th

149.00

17th

464.50

9th

165.50

18th

531.00

10th

199.00

19th

597.00

11th

232.00

20th

663.50


§ 67 PA
§ 1 + Schedule of Fees (Annex) Act No. 495/2008

2

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

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

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) The renewal fee for the European patent for each coming year must be paid at the latest by the date on which the current year of validity of the European patent expires.

(b) The first fee, due in the year in which the mention of the grant of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin, must be paid

- on or before the anniversary of the date of filing,

or

- within 2 months of publication in the European Patent Bulletin of the mention of the grant of the European patent, whichever period expires later

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


§§ 6(1), (2), (3), 8(1) Act No. 495/2008

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 100%


§ 8(4) Act No. 495/2008

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) 2 months after removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit; no later than 12 months from expiry of the grace period under section 3


§ 10(1) Act No. 495/2008

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) n/a

(c) n/a


§ 79 (3) PA

7

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

 

Entry in the patent register

Mention in the official journal


§ 26 RPA

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

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