Patent Renewal Fees for Finland

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

Patent protection in Finland 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
FI
Finland

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

9442

Grant Fee

$

433

Requirements for EP grants
FI
Finland

Claims Translation

Finnish

Description Translation

English

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
FI
Finland

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
FI
Finland

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

297.30

Residents

5.5M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Finland Finland vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Finland, FI (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 Finland after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the claims into Finnish must be supplied.

No further requirements if the European patent was granted in English.

If the European patent was granted in French or German, a translation into English or Finnish must be supplied.

If the patentee’s own language is Swedish, the translation may be filed in Swedish.

I.2 Professional representative

Not required.

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 500 (EUR 400 if the translation is filed online)

(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3

I.5 Special features

The number of the European patent, the title of the invention and the name and address of the patent proprietor must accompany the translation. Otherwise the translation is deemed not to have been filed.

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

Neither the abstract nor any sequence listings need to be translated.

The translation may also be filed electronically.

II. Double-patenting allowed?

Simultaneous protection by national patents/utility models is not excluded.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Finland

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 10/17/2023

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