Patent Renewal Fees for Denmark

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

Patent protection in Denmark 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
DK
Denmark

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

7648

Grant Fee

$

290

Requirements for EP grants
DK
Denmark

Claims Translation

Danish

Description Translation

English

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
DK
Denmark

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
DK
Denmark

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

398.30

Residents

5.9M

Official Currency

DKK

Schengen Area

Denmark Denmark vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Denmark, DK (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 Denmark after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

Irrespective of the language of the granted patent, a translation of the claims into Danish must be supplied.

No further requirements if the European patent has been granted in English.

If the European patent has been granted in French or German, a translation of the other parts of the Euro­pean patent into English or Danish must be supplied.

I.2 Professional representative

Not required.

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant, maintenance in amended form or limitation of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

I.4 Office fee

(a) DKK 2 000

(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3

I.5 Special features

The claims must be filed in Danish.

The number of the European patent and the name and address of the patent proprietor must accompany the translation.

If the patent has been granted in German or French, the translation of the remaining content into Danish or English shall also include:

1.    The title of the invention

2.    The description, including any drawings, photographs and sequence listing

If the abovementioned requirements are not complied with, the translation shall be deemed not to have been filed.

II. Double-patenting allowed?

Simultaneous protection is not excluded.

Applies equally to utility models (a separate request is to be made).

III. Territory

Territory of the Kingdom of Denmark with the exception of Greenland and the Faroe Islands

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 10/17/2023

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