Price list

Europe

 

 

There is only one kind of patent application in Europe, invention patent application.  To qualify for patent protection, the invention must be either a product, a process, or an apparatus and must be new, industrially applicable and involve an inventive step.

 

A European patent application allows the applicant to obtain patent protection in about 35 European countries through a single process.  Such way is a more cost-effective and efficient method in comparing to filing individual applications in preferred national states.  The application and the specification can be filed in either English, French or German. 

 

Each application must undergo substantive examination and can only be granted if no objection is raised by the Examiner.  After the application is granted, the applicant can decide which national states to seek protection in.    

 

A European patent application can claim priority from another application(s) filed in another country(ies) under the Paris Convention Treaty or from a PCT application or from another national state(s) application(s). 

 

The term of a European patent is the same for all contracting states to the European Patent Convention, which is 20 years from the date of filing the application.  

Invention Patent
Maintenance for Invention Patent

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Examination fee and designation fee

 

Registration and obtaining certificate

EUR2,515

 

 

EUR100

 

EUR2,800

 

 

EUR1,800

3rd year


4th year


5th year


6th year


7th year


8th year


9th year


10th to 20th year, per year

EUR615

 

EUR730

 

EUR960

 

EUR1,190

 

EUR1,305

 

EUR1,415

 

EUR1,530

 

EUR1,710

Design Patent

Filing application and registration

 

The 1st renewal (6-10 year)

 

The 2nd renewal (11-15 year)

 

The 3rd renewal (16-20 year)

 

The 4th renewal (21-25 year)

EUR900

 

EUR390

 

EUR420

 

EUR450

 

EUR480