Patent Renewal Fees for Portugal

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

Patent protection in Portugal 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
PT
Portugal

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

8226

Grant Fee

$

64

Requirements for EP grants
PT
Portugal

Claims Translation

Portu­guese

Description Translation

Portu­guese

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
PT
Portugal

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
PT
Portugal

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

253.70

Residents

10.3M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Portugal Portugal vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Portugal, PT (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 Portugal after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

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

I.2 Professional representative

No

However, under Article 83 of the Portuguese Industrial Property Code, “If an applicant for or holder of a European patent does not have a domicile or registered office in Portugal, the translations must be performed under the responsibility of an official industrial property agent or a representative accredited by the National Industrial Property Institute.”

Patent proprietors with neither residence nor principal place of business in Portugal may request validation from the Portuguese Industrial Property Institute without appointing a professional representative. The translation must however be certified by a profes­sional representative accredited by the National Industrial Property Institute.

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 is published in the European Patent Bulletin, plus a one-month supple­men­tary period subject to payment of an additional fee.

I.4 Office fee

National validation fee

– EUR 58.97 if filed online,

– EUR 117.94 if filed on paper

If the translation is filed within one month after the 3-month period, a surcharge calculated with reference to the national filing fee is payable:

+50% of the online fee

+50% of the paper fee

II. Double-patenting allowed?

Yes

III. Territory

Territory of Portugal

IV. Useful links:

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

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Portugal – Valid as from 2 Nov 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 07/23/2024

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