Patent Renewal Fees for Spain

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

Office Fees
ES
Spain

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5460

Grant Fee

$

350

Requirements for EP grants
ES
Spain

Claims Translation

Spanish

Description Translation

Spanish

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
ES
Spain

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
ES
Spain

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

1427.00

Residents

47.4M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Spain Spain vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Spain, ES (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 Spain after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into Spanish must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC (see section 9).

I.2 Professional representative

No, if proprietor resides in Spain or in a country of the EU. Requirements in section 9 must be observed.

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 (see section 9). This time limit can be extended, under request, for two months.

I.4 Office fee

EUR 327.38 plus EUR 13.16 for each page of the translation in excess of 22 for translations on paper, or EUR 278.28 plus EUR 11.19 for translations in electronic form

Note: the fees may be revised at the beginning of each year.

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.

(c) the national patent is granted if such date falls after that provided for in (a) or (b).

III. Territory

Territory of the Kingdom of Spain

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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