Patent Renewal Fees for Austria

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Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Austria. For example national patents and European patents validated in Austria.

Patent protection in Austria can also be reached via the Unitary Patent (UP) system. With a Unitary Patent, only one UP Renewal Fee is paid, covering all participating countries.

Office Fees
AT
Austria

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

13916

Grant Fee

$

202

Requirements for EP grants
AT
Austria

Description Translation

German

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
AT
Austria

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
AT
Austria

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

480.40

Residents

9M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Austria Austria vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Austria, AT (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Austria after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into German must be supplied.

I.2 Professional representative

Attorney at law, patent attorney, or notary authorized to represent parties on a professional basis in Austria.

However, if the residence or place of business is in the EEA, a person authorized to accept service who is a resident of Austria may be appointed instead.

(The requirement that the appointed person be resident in Austria can be waived in certain cases.)

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended or limited is published in the European Patent Bulletin

I.4 Office fee

(a) EUR 186 (including EUR 30 document fees) plus EUR 135 for every 15 pages following the 16th page of the translation

For sequence listings forming a separate part of the translated description, the fee is charged for up to a maximum of 400 pages.

Fee reduced by EUR 20 for electronic filing.

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

II. Double-patenting allowed?

Simultaneous protection by national patents/utility models is not excluded.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Austria

IV. Useful links:

EP validation: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Austria (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Austria – Valid as from 1 Oct 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 07/23/2024

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