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Maintenance fees for a German utility model

year Office (€) Attorney (€), excluding VAT
1st to 3rd - -
4th to 6th 210 50
7th and 8th 350 50
9th and 10th 530 50
Surcharge for late payment 50 50
Due date Last day of the month in which the date of filing occurred
Time limit for payment without surcharge Up to the end of the last day of the 2nd month of due date
Earliest possible payment date Payment may not be made more than 12 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 50 € office fee + 50 € attorney's fee


We do not charge an additional fee for taking over representation when renewing German utility models.

There are two ways of taking over representation:

It is the policy of our office to renew German utility models only which we represent and not to advance office fees for new clients.

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.
This page does not constitute an offer but rather "invitatio ad offerendum" (invitation to make an offer).