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Official Fees

Nr.

Item

Fee in Euro

 

 

 

 

A. Official fees of the German Patent and Trademark Office

 

 

If an online application requires a lower fee than a written application, the lower fee shall only be charged if the online application is validated by the applications terms.

 

 

 

 

 

I. Patents

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application procedure

 

.

Application fee for a patent application (§ 34 Patent Act)

 

311 000

- in case of an online application

50

311 100

- in case of a written application

60

311 200

Search (§ 43 Patent Act)

250

 

Examination procedure (§ 44 Patent Act)

 

311 300

- if a request under § 43 Patent Act has been already filed by the applicant

150

311 400

- if a request under § 43 Patent Act has not been filed by the applicant

350

311 500

Application for supplementary protection (§ 49a Patent Act)

300

 

 

 

 

2. Payment of renewal fees

 

 

Renewal fees according to § 17 Sec. 1 Patent Act

 

312 030

Renewal 3rd year

70

312 031

- Renewal fee if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 3 (1) Patent Act)

35

312 032

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 040

Renewal 4th year

70

312 041

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

35

312 042

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 050

Renewal 5th year

90

312 051

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

45

312 052

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 060

Renewal 6th year

130

312 061

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

65

312 062

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 070

Renewal 7th year

180

312 071

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

90

312 072

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 080

Renewal 8th year

240

312 081

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

120

312 082

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 090

Renewal 9th year

290

312 091

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

145

312 092

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 100

Renewal 10th

350

312 101

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

175

312 102

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 110

Renewal 11th year

470

312 111

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

235

312 112

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 120

Renewal 12th year

620

312 121

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

310

312 122

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 130

Renewal 13th year

760

312 131

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

380

312 132

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 140

Renewal 14th year

910

312 141

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

455

312 142

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 150

Renewal 15th year

1 060

312 151

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

530

312 152

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 160

Renewal 16th year

1 230

312 161

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

615

312 162

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 170

Renewal 17th year

1 410

312 171

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

705

312 172

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 180

Renewal 18th year

1 590

312 181

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

795

312 182

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 190

Renewal 19th year

1 760

312 191

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

880

312 192

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 200

Renewal 20th year

1 940

312 201

- Renewal fee (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

970

312 202

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

Payment of the 3rd to 5th renewal fees when the third renewal fee is due

 

312 205

The fees 312 030 to 312 050 are reduced to

200

312 206

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

100

312 207

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

Renewal fees under § 16a Patent Act

 

312 210

for the 1st year of the supplementary protection

2 650

312 211

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

1 325

312 212

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 220

for the 2nd year of the supplementary protection

2 940

312 221

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

1 470

312 222

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 230

for the 3rd year of the supplementary protection

3 290

312 231

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

1 645

312 232

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 240

for the 4th year of the supplementary protection

3 650

312 241

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

1 825

312 242

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

312 250

for the 5th year of the supplementary protection

4 120

312 251

- if the applicant for a patent or the person recorded as patentee in the Register declares in writing that he is prepared to allow anyone to use the invention in return for reasonable compensation (§ 23 (1) Patent Act)

2 060

312 252

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

3. Other

 

 

Inventor’s remuneration

 

313 200

- Request for assessment of compensation (§ 23 (4) Patent Act)

60

313 300

- Procedure to alter compensation (§ 23 (5) Patent Act)

120

 

Right to exclusive use of an innovation

 

313 400

- Entering in the Register the grant of an exclusive licence (§ 30 (4) Sentence 1 Patent Act)

25

313 500

- Recording changes to this entry (§ 30 (4) Sentence 3 Patent Act)

25

313 600

Opposition procedure (§ 59 (1) Patent Act)

200

313 700

Limitation procedure (§ 64 Patent Act)

120

 

Publication of translations or of corrected translations

 

313 800

- patent claims of European patent applications (Article II § 2 (1) Law on International Patent Treaties)

60

313 810

- patent claims of European patent applications, in which contractual states to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents are listed

60

313 820

- European patent specifications (Article II § 3 (1), (4) Law on International Patent Treaties)

150

313 900

Transferring an international application (Article III § 1 (2) Law on International Patent Treaties)

90

 

 

 

 

4. Applications relating to the extension of intellectual property rights

 

314 100

Publication of translations or corrected translations of extended patents (§ 8 (1) and (3) Extension Act)

150

314 200

Search for an extended patent (§ 11 Extension Act)

250

 

 

 

 

II. Utility models

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application procedure

 

 

Application procedure (§ 4 Utility Models Act)

 

321 000

- in case of online application

30

321 100

- in case of a written application

40

321 200

Search (§ 7 Utility Models Act)

250

 

 

 

 

2. Maintaining a utility model

 

 

Renewal fee according to § 23 (2) Utility Models Act

 

322 100

for 4th to 6th year of protection

210

322 101

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

322 200

for 7th to 8th year of protection

350

322 201

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

322 300

for 9th and 10th year of protection

530

322 301

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

3. Other

 

323 100

Cancellation proceedings (§ 16 Utility Models Act)

300

 

 

 

 

III. Trademarks, geographical indications and designations of origin

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application to register a trademark

 

 

Application to register a trademark covering up to three classes of goods or services

 

 

- for one trademark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

 

331 000

- applying for a trademark online

290

331 100

- paper form application

300

331 200

- for a collective trademark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

900

 

Application for additional classes starting from the fourth class

 

331 300

- for one trademark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

100

331 400

- for a collective trademark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

150

331 500

Accelerated examination procedure (§ 38 Trademark Act)

200

331 600

Notice of opposition (§ 42 Trademark Act)

120

331 700

Request to divide an application (§ 40 Trademark Act)

300

331 800

Application to register a licensee (§§ 27 Section 4 (31) Trademark Act)

300

 

 

 

 

2. Request for an extension of time on an application

 

 

Extension fee up to three classes of goods and services

 

332 100

- for one mark (§ 47 (3) Trademark Act)

600

332 101

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

332 200

- for a collective mark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

1 800

332 201

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

Extension fee for each class of goods or services starting from the fourth class

 

332 300

- for one mark or a collective mark (§§ 47 (3) 97 Trademark Act)

260

332 301

- Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

3. Other

 

333 000

Objection procedure (§ 64 Trademark Act)

150

333 100

Request to divide an application (§ 46 Trademark Act)

300

333 200

Transfer of rights (§ 46, 27 (4) Trademark Act)

300

 

Cancellation procedure

 

333 300

- on absolute grounds for refusal (§ 54 Trademark Act)

300

333 400

- on grounds of revocation (§ 49 Trademark Act)

100

 

 

 

 

4. International registration of trademarks

 

 

National fee for the international registration

 

334 100

- under Article 3 of the Madrid Agreement (§ 108 Trademark Act)

180

334 200

- under Article 3 of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement (§ 120 Trademark Act)

180

334 250

- under the Madrid Agreement and the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement (§§ 108, 120 Trademark Act)

180

 

National fee for a subsequent territorial extension

 

334 300

- under Article 3ter (2) of the Madrid Agreement (§ 111 Trademark Act)

120

334 400

- under Article 3ter (2) of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement (§ 123 (1) Trademark Act)

120

334 450

- under the Madrid Agreement and the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement (§ 123 (2) Trademark Act)

120

 

Request for transformation including the class fee for up to three classes (§ 125 (1) Trademark Act)

 

334 500

- for one mark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

300

334 600

- for a collective mark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

900

 

Class fee for an request for transformation for each class starting with the fourth class

 

334 700

- for one mark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

100

334 800

- for a collective mark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

150

 

 

 

 

5. Community Trademarks

 

335 100

Transmitting an application for Community trademarks (§ 125a Trademark Act)

25

 

Request for a conversion of a trademark including a class fee for up to three classes (§ 125d (1) Trademark Act)

 

335 200

- for one mark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

300

335 300

- for a collective mark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

900

 

Class fee for a conversion of a trademark for each class starting with the fourth class

 

335 400

- for one mark (§ 32 Trademark Act)

100

335 500

- for a collective mark (§ 97 Trademark Act)

150

 

 

 

 

6. Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin

 

336 100

Application for registration (§ 130 Trademark Act)

900

336 200

Objection procedure (§ 132 Trademark Act)

120

 

 

 

 

IV. Designs

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application procedure

 

 

The costs of publication of the registration of an application shall be charged as expenses under § 8 (2) Sentence 4 of Designs Act.

 

 

Application procedure under § 7 Designs Act

 

 

- for one design or model

 

341 000

- in case of an online application

60

341 100

- in case of a written application

70

 

- in case of a collective application for each design or model

 

341 200

- in case of an online application

6

 

 

- not less than 60

341 300

- in case of a written application

7

 

 

- not less than 70

341 400

- for a design or a model if a request has been made that publication of a reproduction of the representation of the design be deferred by 18 months (§ 8b Designs Act)

30

341 500

- for a collective application if a request has been made that publication of a reproduction of the representation of the design be deferred by 18 months (§ 8b Designs Act)

3

 

 

- not less than 30

341 600

Submitting the embodiment of a design or of a model (§ 7 (6) Designs Act) in addition to items 341 000 to 341 500

240

 

Extension of the term of protection under § 9 Designs Act

 

 

Extension fee

 

341 700

- for a registered design

40

341 701

Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (2))

50

341 800

- for each design or model in case of a collective application

4

 

 

- not less than 40

341 801

Additional fee for late payment for a collective application (§ 7 (2))

50

 

 

 

 

2. Extension of the term of protection

 

 

Extension fees according to § 9 (2) and (3) Designs Act

 

 

for the 6th to 10th year of protection

 

342 100

- for each design or model, also in a collective application

90

342 101

- in case of submitting the embodiment of a design or of a model

330

342 102

- Additional fee for late payment for each design or model, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

for the 11th to 15th year of protection

 

342 200

- for each design or model, also in a collective application

120

342 201

- in case of submitting the embodiment of a design or of a model

360

342 202

- Additional fee for late payment for each design or model, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

for the 16th to 20th year of protection

 

342 300

- for each design or model, also in a collective application

180

342 201

- in case of submitting the embodiment of a design or of a model

420

342 202

- Additional fee for late payment for each design or model, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. Typeface design

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application procedure

 

 

The costs of publication of the registration of an application shall be charged as expenses under Article 2 Typeface Designs Act in connection with § 8 (2) Sentence 4 of Designs Act.

 

 

Application procedure under Article 2 Typeface Designs Act

 

351 000

- in case of an online application

150

351 100

- in case of a written application

160

 

- in case of a collective application for each typeface design

 

351 200

- in case of an online application

15

 

 

- not less than 150

351 300

- in case of a written application

16

 

 

- not less than 160

351 400

- if a request has been made that publication of a reproduction of the representation of the typeface design be deferred by 18 months (Article 2 Typeface Designs Act and § 8b Designs Act)

30

351 500

- for a collective application if a request has been made that publication of a reproduction of the representation of the type face design be deferred by 18 months (Article 2 Typeface Design Act and § 8b Designs Act)

3

 

 

- not less than 30

 

Extension of the term of protection under Article 2 (1) No. 4 Typeface Designs Act and § 8 (2) Designs Act:

 

 

Extension fee

 

351 600

- in case of a single application

150

351 601

Additional fee for late payment (§ 7 (2))

50

351 700

- in case of a collective application for each typeface design

15

 

 

- not less than 150

351 701

Additional fee for a collective application (§ 7 (2))

50

 

 

 

 

2. Extension of the term of protection

 

 

Extension fees (Article 2 (1) No. 4 Typeface Designs Act):

 

 

for the 11th to 15th year of protection

 

352 100

for each typeface design, also in a collective application

120

352 101

- Additional fee for late payment for each typeface design, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

for the 16th to 20th year of protection

 

352 200

for each typeface design, also in a collective application

180

352 201

- Additional fee for late payment for each typeface design, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

for the 21st to 25th year of protection

 

352 300

for each typeface design, also in a collective application

290

352 301

- Additional fee for late payment for each typeface design, also in a collective application (§ 7 (1) Sentence 2)

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Topography protection

 

 

 

 

 

1. Application procedure

 

 

Application procedure (§ 3 Semiconductor Protection Law)

 

361 000

- in case of an online application

290

361 100

- in case of a written application

300

 

 

 

 

2. Other

 

362 100

Cancellation procedure (§ 8 Semiconductor Protection Law)

300

 

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