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

Office Fees
CZ
Czech Republic

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

7333

Grant Fee

$

87

Requirements for EP grants
CZ
Czech Republic

Claims Translation

Czech

Description Translation

Czech

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
CZ
Czech Republic

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
CZ
Czech Republic

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

281.80

Residents

10.5M

Official Currency

CZK

Schengen Area

Czech Republic Czech Republic vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Czech Republic, CZ (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 Czech Republic after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

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

I.2 Professional representative

Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business on the territory of the Czech Republic should be represented by a patent attorney or a legal practitioner. It is not strictly required in the case of EU citizens; an address for correspond­ence in the Czech Republic must be given.

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin

Extension of the time limit is possible.

The translation must contain:

– the name and address of the patent proprietor

– the EP application and publication number

– number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned

– the title of the invention in Czech.

The translation must be accompanied by a copy of the drawings in the EP specification even where there is no textual matter.

The time limit of 3 months for filing the translation of the patent granted may be extended by 3 months, upon payment of a fee. This fee amounts to CZK 3 000.

Art. 35c(3) PA
Part XI, Item 128 (f) LAdmFees

The additional time limit of three months for filing the Czech translation of the patent specification pro­vided for in § 35c(3) PA does not apply if a European patent is maintained in amended form in opposition or limitation proceedings. In the latter case, the proprietor of the patent must submit to the CZ Industrial Property Office the Czech translation of the amended text of the patent specification and pay the publication fee within three months from the mention of this amendment in the European Patent Bulletin. The CZ Industrial Property Office will announce the maintaining of the European patent in amended form in the Bulletin of the CZ Industrial Property Office and will publish the translation of the amended text of the patent specification.

Art. 35f(3) PA
Bulletin of the CZ IPO No. 52/2007

If the Czech translation of the amended text of the European patent specification is not submitted by that time limit, the European patent will be consid­ered in the Czech Republic as null and void from the outset.

Art. 35f(4) PA

Re-establishment of rights under conditions similar to Art. 122 EPC is available.

I.4 Office fee

(a) CZK 2,000 (Art. 35c(2) PA, CZK 3,000 (Art. 35c(3) PA

(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3

II. Double-patenting allowed?

No; to the extent that the national patent protects the same invention with the same right to priority for the same patentee or his successor in title, 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).

Simultaneous protection by utility model is allowed.

III. Territory

Territory of the Czech Republic

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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