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

It 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 106,61€ 213,21€
Reply to notification  (with or without change to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,66€ 53,30€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant (for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements, including the limitation) 26,66€ 53,30€
Early publication of the application 5,32€ 10,67€
Compulsory licence 10,67€ 21,33€

 

Maintenance fees

Year Annuity fee (online ou paper)
1st year 0,00€
2nd year 0,00€
3rd year 0,00€
4th year 0,00€
5th year 52,57€
6th year 78,84€
7th year 105,14€
8th year 157,71€
9th year 315,40€
10th year 367,98€
11th year 367,98€
12th year 420,54€
13th year 473,11€
14th year 525,69€
15th year 578,24€
16th year 578,24€
17th year 683,38€
18th year 683,38€
19th year 735,95€
20th year 735,95€

 

Other costs that may be associated with all the request types

 

  Online On paper
Litigation and re-establishment of rights Opposition, contestation, exposure and similar parts 53,30€ 106,61€
Suspension of examination and extension of time limits 26,66€ 53,30€
Request for modification of the decision 159,91€ 319,83€
Re-establishment of rights 159,91€ 319,83€
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) Taxa de modalidade pretendida Taxa de modalidade pretendida
Submission of documents (without being in response to notification) 0,00€ 5,32€
Management of rights Withdrawal or renunciation (total or partial) 0,00€ 0,00€
Transfer with or without division of application / registration 106,61€ 133,26€
Licence of exploitation 90,61€ 106,61€
Other comments (seizures, pledges, encumbrances, arrests) 0,00€  5,32€
Means of proof Certificates and Priority documents on paper 42,64€ 42,64€
Dematerialized Certificates and Priority documents 16,00€ 16,00€
Single Certified extract of register on paper 21,33€ 21,33€
Dematerialized single certified extract of register 10,67€ 10,67€
Complete Certified extract of register on paper 53,30€ 53,30€
Dematerialized complete certified extract of register 26,66€ 26,66€

 

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 106,61€ 213,21€
Reply to notification (with or without change to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,66€ 53,30€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant (for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements, including the limitation) 26,66€ 53,30€

 

Maintenance fees

Year Annuity fee
  Online On paper
1st year 0,00€ 0,00€
2nd year 0,00€ 0,00€
3rd year 0,00€ 0,00€
4th year 0,00€ 0,00€
5th year 21,33€ 31,99€
6th year 21,33€ 31,99€
7th year 21,33€ 31,99€
8th year 21,33€ 31,99€
9th year 21,33€ 31,99€
10th year 21,33€ 31,99€

 

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.

  Online On paper
Application 10,67€ 21,33€
Search 21,33€ 42,64€
Conversion to definitive application 74,63€ 149,23€

 

Supplementary protection certificate

Allows to extend the validity of the patent for medicinal or plant protection products for another 5 years..

Fee

  Online On paper
Application 213,21€ 426,43€

 

Maintenance fees

Year Annuity fee (online or paper)
1st year 746,24€
2nd year 799,55€
3.rd year 852,85€
4th year 906,17€
5th year 959,47€
6-month extension of validity for supplementary protection certificate for paediatric medicines
692,94€

 

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 106,61€ 213,21€
Examination 79,97€ 159,91€
Resply to notification (with or without changes to claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,66€ 53,30€
Deferment of the publication of the application 31,99€ 63,96€
Early publication of the application 5,32€ 10,67€
Alteration on the initiative of the applicant (for claims, description, drawings, abstract, title or other elements) 26,66€ 53,30€

 

Maintenance fees

Year Online On paper
1st year 0,00€ 0,00€
2nd year 0,00€ 0,00€
3rd year 0,00€ 0,00€
4th year 0,00€ 0,00€
5th year 31,99€ 47,97€
6th year 31,99€ 47,97€
7th year 31,99€ 47,97€
8th year 37,30€ 53,30€
9th year 37,30€ 53,30€
10th year 37,30€ 53,30€
11th year 47,97€ 63,96€
12th year 47,97€ 63,96€
13th year 47,97€ 63,96€
14th year 47,97€ 63,96€
15th year 63,96€ 63,96€

 

Fees updated in accordance with the Resolution nr. 122/2018, published in “Diário da República” on 27th June 2018.

Information updated on 20 December 2018 18:11