Patent Renewal Fees for Belgium

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

Patent protection in Belgium 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
BE
Belgium

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5196

IP Memberships (Selection)
BE
Belgium

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
BE
Belgium

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

594.10

Residents

11.6M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Belgium Belgium vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Belgium, BE (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 Belgium after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

No translation required

I.2 Professional representative

n/a

I.3 Period for filing the translation

n/a

I.4 Office fee

n/a

II. Double-patenting allowed?

No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

III. Territory

Territory of the Kingdom of Belgium

IV. Useful links:

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

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Belgium – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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