Patent Renewal Fees for Germany

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

Patent protection in Germany 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
DE
Germany

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

15350

IP Memberships (Selection)
DE
Germany

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
DE
Germany

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

4260.00

Residents

83.2M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Germany Germany vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Germany, DE (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 Germany after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

No translation required

I.2 Professional representative

n/a

I.3 Period for filing the translation

n/a

I.4 Office fee

n/a

I.5 Special features

A translation is still required for European patents in respect of which the mention of the grant was published in the European Patent Bulletin before 1 May 2008.

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).

Simultaneous protection for utility models is allowed.

III. Territory

Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany

IV. Useful links

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

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Germany – Valid as from 28 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 07/23/2024

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