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 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.
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.
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.
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