Patent Renewal Fees for Malta

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

Patent protection in Malta 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
MT
Malta

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

2604

Requirements for EP grants
MT
Malta

Description Translation

English

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
MT
Malta

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
MT
Malta

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

17.36

Residents

518.5K

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Malta Malta vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Malta, MT (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 Malta after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into English must be supplied.

I.2 Professional representative

Foreign applicants whose permanent residence or business is not in any EU member state must appoint an agent who has his/her ordinary residence or principal place of business in Malta to represent them.

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

No

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.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Malta

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 07/23/2024

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