Patent Renewal Fees for the Netherlands

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

Patent protection in Netherlands 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
NL
Netherlands

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

11990

Grant Fee

$

27

Requirements for EP grants
NL
Netherlands

Claims Translation

Dutch

Description Translation

English

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
NL
Netherlands

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
NL
Netherlands

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

1013.00

Residents

17.5M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Netherlands Netherlands vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Netherlands, NL (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 the Netherlands after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the claims into Dutch must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

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 into English must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC. The translation may also be supplied in Dutch.

I.2 Professional representative

No

The authorized professional representative before the EPO is not required to file a new authorization.

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) EUR 25

(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3

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 the Netherlands in Europe, as of 4 April 2007 applicable also to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Dutch Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba)

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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