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Once an invention patent is granted to operate and maintain it, a patent maintenance fee must be paid annually. If the maintenance fee is not paid, patent protection expires. By regularly paying maintenance fees, the patent owner's exclusive right, commercially exploiting the invention, lasts up to 20 years from the filing date. The maintenance and renewal of the patent granted by the operation for a new period of protection shall be entered in the Patent Register, which shall be maintained by the Patent Office. In order to receive statements or extracts from the Patent Register regarding the current status of industrial property rights objects, a written request must be made.

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  1. Maintaining a patent in effect
    Annual fee payable for the maintenance of the patent
    The fee shall be payable for each year following the year in which the patent award notice is published. The anniversary of the date of the patent application shall be considered as the beginning of each year. The fee for the maintenance of the patent shall be deemed to have been paid if it has been paid before the end of the current year of payment for the month in which the application date falls. If the fee has not been paid within the prescribed period, but the patent owner shall pay the fee together with the fee for the following six months, the patent shall be deemed to have been maintained.

  2. Receipt of services
    The service is received in accordance with the application of choice.

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Position Price
for 3rd year 90.00 EUR
for 4th year 120.00 EUR
for 5th year 140.00 EUR
for 6th year 160.00 EUR
for 7th year 180.00 EUR
for 8th year 220.00 EUR
for 9th year 270.00 EUR
for each year from 10th to 15th 320.00 EUR
for each year from 16th to 20th 420.00 EUR
For maintenance of a supplementary protection certificate for each year from 1st to 5th, or for each year of patent term extension 550.00 EUR

We offer to renew a patent by using an online application form.

It is the fastest and simplest way of keeping a patent in force.

The application form includes the instructions and explanations on how to use it.

In order to use this service, you must be authenticated with one of the authentication tools on the portal

You can interrupt the process of submission, save it to your computer and proceed with it at any time convenient for you.

The service is available 24 hours a day.

This is a paid service: Fees

Please note that only a patent owner or his/her representative can use this service.

The application can be submitted electronically, using E-service, E-address or e-mail address, if the application is signed with a secure electronic signature (if the application does not contain special categories of personal data), as well as in person.

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