New patent fees from 6 April 2018

Category: Technology - Posted On: Jan 9 2018

Any business looking to apply for a patent may want to consider applying before 6th April to avoid increases in most fees.

There is an increase in the application fee from £20 to £60 (£90 for a paper application) and a 25% surcharge if not paid at the time of application. Renewal fees are not changing for years 5-11 but there is an additional charge for years 12-20 of £10 per year.

There will also be newly introduced fees for excess claims and excess pages.

More information is available here. Alternatively, get in touch with your local office contact who will be happy to help.