Patent

How much does it cost to register a patent

To apply for a patent, two types of fees must be considered: the fee of the application and the fee associated with the maintenance of the right.

Fees vary depending on the type of order you want to make:
  • national invention patents
  • topographies of semiconductor goods
  • provisional patent applications
  • utility models
  • supplementary protection certificates.

 

National patent

Guarantees the protection of the invention for a maximum period of 20 years from the date of the application.

Application fees

  Online On paper
Application 107,62€ 215,24€
Reply to notification  (with or without change to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,91€ 53,81€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant: for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements (including the limitation) 26,91€ 53,81€
Early publication of the application 5,37€ 10,77€
Compulsory licence 10,77€ 21,53€

 

Renewal fees

Year Online ou paper
1st year (renewal fee included in the application fee) 0,00€
2nd year (renewal fee included in the application fee) 0,00€
3rd year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€
4th year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€
5th year 53,07€
6th year 79,59€
7th year 106,14€
8th year 159,21€
9th year 318,40€
10th year 371,48€
11th year 371,48€
12th year 424,54€
13th year 477,60€
14th year 530,68€
15th year 583,73€
16th year 583,73€
17th year 689,87€
18th year 689,87€
19th year 742,94€
20th year 742,94€

 

Common Fees

 

  Online On paper
Litigation and re-establishment of rights Opposition 53,81€ 107,62€
Suspension of examination and extension of time limits 26,91€ 53,81€
Request for modification of the decision 161,43€ 322,87€
Request for re-establishment of rights 159,91€ 319,83€
Provision of evidence of use following an opposition or a request for modification of the decision 10,77€ 21,53€
Modifications and submission of documents Amendments 0,00€ 0,00€
Changes of identity/address of applicant/owner 0,00€ 0,00€
Reformulation (following INPI´s notification or on their own initiative, reformulation of the application for a different modality) Fee of the new chosen modality Fee of the new chosen modality
Submission of additional documents (without being in response to notification) 0,00€ 5,32€
Management of rights Withdrawal or renunciation (total or partial) 0,00€ 0,00€
Endorsement of transfer with or without division of application/registration 107,62€ 134,53€
Endorsement of Licence of exploitation 91,47€ 107,62€
Other comments (seizures, pledges, encumbrances, arrests) 0,00€  5,32€
Means of proof Certificates and Priority documents on paper 43,05€ 43,05€
Dematerialized Certificates and Priority documents 16,15€ 16,15€
Single Certified extract of register on paper 21,53€ 21,53€
Dematerialized single certified extract of register 10,77€ 10,77€
Complete Certified extract of register on paper 53,81€ 53,81€
Dematerialized complete certified extract of register 26,91€ 26,91€

 

Topography of semiconductor goods

The topography of a semiconductor product is the set of related images, whether fixed or coded, that represent the three-dimensional arrangement of the layers of which the product is composed. Each of these images has the arrangement, or part of the arrangement, of a surface of the same product at any stage of its manufacture.

Fees

  Online On paper
Application 107,62€ 215,24€
Reply to notification (with or without change to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,91€ 53,81€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant (for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements, including the limitation) 26,91€ 53,81€

 

Renewal fees – For each year

Year Annuity fee
  Online On paper
1st year (renewal fee included in the application fee)  0,00€ 0,00€
2nd year (renewal fee included in the application fee) 0,00€ 0,00€
3rd year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€ 0,00€
4th year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€ 0,00€
5th year 21,53€ 32,29€
6th year 21,53€ 32,29€
7th year 21,53€ 32,29€
8th year 21,53€ 32,29€
9th year 21,53€ 32,29€
10th year 21,53€ 32,29€

 

Provisional patent application

It allows to ensure priority in a registration of an invention, quickly and without great formal requirements. After making this provisional request, you have up to 1 year to convert it into a definitive order.

Fees

  Online On paper
Application 10,77€ 21,53€
Search 53,33€ 107,62€
Conversion to definitive application 75,34€ 150,65€

 

Supplementary protection certificate

AIt allows to extend for a further 5 years the validity of the patent for medicines or phytopharmaceutical products.

Fees

  Online On paper
Application 215,24€ 430,48€

 

Renewal fees

Year Online  On Paper
1st year 753,33€ 753,33€
2nd year 807,15€ 807,15€
3.rd year 860,95€ 860,95€
4th year 914,78€ 914,78€
5th year 968,58€ 968,58€
6-month extension of validity for supplementary protection certificate for paediatric medicines
699,52€
699,52€
Request for correction of the validity period 26,91€ 53,81€

 

Utility model

It guarantees the protection of an invention for a maximum period of 10 years from the date of the application. Cannot be used to protect all types of invention.

Fees

  Online On paper
Application 188,35€ 376,67€
Examination 80,73€ 161,43€
Resply to notification (with or without changes to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,91€ 53,81€
Deferment of the publication of the application 32,29€ 64,57€
Early publication of the application 5,37€ 10,77€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant (for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,91€ 53,81€

 

Renewal fees

Year Online On paper
1st year (renewal fee included in the application fee) 0,00€ 0,00€
2nd year (renewal fee included in the application fee) 0,00€ 0,00€
3rd year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€ 0,00€
4th year (a request must be submitted, despite no cost associated) 0,00€ 0,00€
5th year 32,29€ 48,43€
6th year 32,29€ 48,43€
7th year 32,29€ 48,43€
8th year 37,65€ 53,81€
9th year 37,65€ 53,81€
10th year 37,65€ 53,81€

 

Fees updated in accordance with the Declaration of Amendment nº 32/2019, published in Diário da República, 1ª Série – Nº 126 – of 4th July 2019, to the  Ministerial Order nr.201-A/2019, published in Diário da República, 1ª Série – Nº 123 – of 1st July 2019 (Portuguese only).

Information updated on 12 August 2019 10:08