Contracting state

San Marino

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Art. 33(3) PA
Fees Decr.

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

4th

70

13th

270

5th

70

14th

270

6th

70

15th

270

7th

70

16th

400

8th

140

17th

460

9th

140

18th

530

10th

140

19th

600

11th

140

20th

650

12th

270

2

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

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

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred

(b) n/a

(c) n/a

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 25%

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 2 months after USBM's communication on expiry of the time limit

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 (c) Foreign applicants must appoint a professional representative who has been entered on the list of patent attorneys maintained by the USBM.

(b) An address for correspondence in the Republic of San Marino must be given.

7

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

 

Communication to proprietor of patent or to his representative and mention in the bulletin

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

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