Ireland: Patent Renewal Guide

Renewal Procedure and Patent Renewal Fees at the Irish Patents Office.

An informational summary of the patent renewal rules in place for Irish patents.

 

Renewal Years

Renewal of Irish patents is required annually from the third year from the patent filing date. The first two years are paid for on filing.

 

Renewal Dates & Payment Windows

As with other European countries, the renewal fee is due at the end of the month that holds the filing date anniversary. Payments can be made up to four months in advance if desired.

 

Late Payments

Applications can be made to make a late renewal payment up to six months after the official renewal date. In this case, a small but increasing monthly penalty fee must be paid as well as the due renewal fee. The fee is 11€ per month, accumulating for each of the first three months of this grace period, and the an additional 19€ per month between months four and six.

 

Short Term Patents

Note that these rules are for 20 years patents. It is also possible to register a Short Term Patent at the Irish Patents Office.

 

European Applications

As usual, if the original application was made through the European Patent Office (EPO), fees are not due to each of the country offices until after grant. During the application stage, fees are paid to the EPO only.

 

Renewal Fee Schedule

Fees listed are in Euro.

For Patent YearPatent Annual Fee
360
490
5114
6134
7150
8176
9194
10220
11242
12265
13285
14311
15335
16356
17382
18408
19438
20468