Former extension state
Legal basis for levying renewal fees
Amount of fees
(plus any charges levied by banks)
Art. 1(1.2) Fees Decr.
(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
(c) Payment may not be made more than 12 months before due date.
Art. 109 IPA
Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)
(a) 6 months from due date
Art. 109, 110 IPA
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
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 paid, otherwise the request is deemed to be withdrawn;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 1 year of the expiry of the time limit.
Art. 68 IPA
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
(b) No, if the address for correspondence is on Slovenian territory, otherwise yes.
Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees
Entry in the patent register
Publication 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.