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German patent (application) or German part of a European patent


Renewal fees

patent year Office (€) Attorney (€), excluding VAT
1st - -
2nd - -
3rd 70 30
4th 70 30
5th 90 35
6th 130 35
7th 180 35
8th 240 45
9th 290 45
10th 350 45
11th 470 50
12th 620 50
13th 760 50
14th 910 60
15th 1060 60
16th 1230 60
17th 1410 60
18th 1590 60
19th 1760 70
20th 1940 70
3rd to 5th year at the due date of the 3rd year fee 200 40
Surcharge for late payment 50 50
renewal fees for supplementary protection    
21st 2650 125
22nd 2940 150
23rd 3290 180
24th 3650 210
25th 4120 250
26th 4520 290


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


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



Representation

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

There are two ways of taking over representation:

It is the policy of our office to renew German patents 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).