|patent year||Office (€)||Attorney (€), excluding VAT|
|Surcharge for late payment||50%||45 to 80|
|Due date||Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred|
|Time limit for payment without surcharge||-|
|Earliest possible payment date||3rd patent year: 6 months before due date
other patent years: 3 months before due date
|Time limit for payment with surcharge||Up to the end of the last day of the 6th month of due date|
|Surcharge||office fee: 50% of due renewal fee + attorney's fee: 45 to 80 €|
It is the policy of our office to renew European patent applications only which we represent and not to advance office fees for new clients.
After the grant of the EP application the renewal fees have to be paid to national offices, e.g. Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco and the Netherlands.
This page should not be construed as legal advice.
No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the official fees. The attorney's fees indicated on this page are minimum charges of the law firm Dr.-Ing. Hellmich which may be raised in urgent cases.
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