Patent Renewal Fees, India

Indian Patent Renewal Fee Schedule

If electronically filed:

For Patent YearIndividual / Small Entity Renewal FeeStandard Renewal Fee
3800 / 20004000
4800 / 20004000
5800 / 20004000
6800 / 20004000
72400 / 600012000
82400 / 600012000
92400 / 600012000
102400 / 600012000
114800 / 1200024000
124800 / 1200024000
134800 / 1200024000
144800 / 1200024000
154800 / 1200024000
168000 / 2000040000
178000 / 2000040000
188000 / 2000040000
198000 / 2000040000
208000 / 2000040000

If physically filed:

For Patent YearIndividual / Small Entity Renewal FeeStandard Renewal Fee
3880 / 22004400
4880 / 22004400
5880 / 22004400
6880 / 22004400
72640 / 660013200
82640 / 660013200
92640 / 660013200
102640 / 660013200
115280 / 1320026400
125280 / 1320026400
135280 / 1320026400
145280 / 1320026400
155280 / 1320026400
168800 / 2200044000
178800 / 2200044000
188800 / 2200044000
198800 / 2200044000
208800 / 2200044000
Fees are in Indian Rupees (INR).

Maintaining Patents in India

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Late Payments

There is a six month window after the due date in which it’s still possible to make a renewal payment and prevent the lapse of the patent. Additional fees are charged by the Patent Office. These increase with each month the payment is late and depend on both the type of entity that holds the patent and how the payment is made.

 

Additional late fee (e-filing)
Natural PersonSmall EntityLarge Entity
48012002400
Additional late fee (physical filing)
Natural PersonSmall EntityLarge Entity
52813202640

Fees are in Indian Rupees (INR).

Restoration of Lapsed Patents

Restoration is available in India, provided that the failure to attend to the fee was unintentional. If you know that a fee is due, you should never fail to pay it on the basis that you can reinstate the case later, as this would not fall within the definition of unintentional, meaning your patent rights would be invalidated.

Indian Patent Renewal Rules

Renewal Years

Renewal fees are only payable on an Indian patent once it has been granted. The first time renewal fees become due is the second anniversary of the patent’s filing date, at which point the fee for the third year is due. Generally, patents in India grant a number of years after this first fee date, and fees for this and subsequent renewals up to grant accrue and are payable at the time of grant. Your local agent who is handling the prosection of the application will generally handle these payments, and RenewalsDesk will take over from the following year.

Subsequent fees must be paid annually in advance of the year to which they relate.

 

Renewal Dates & Payment Windows

The renewal fee becomes due on the anniversary of the patent’s filing date and must be paid by that anniversary day. There is no provision for payment up to the end of the month.

Payments for future renewals can be made in advance.

 

Entity Types

There are three types of ‘entity’ that are considered distinct under Indian patent law. The addition of a ‘Small Entity’ was new in the 2014 Patent Rules. Previously existing categories are ‘Natural Persons’ and ‘All Others’.

Natural Person is an individual. This category receives that largest discount on fees.

Small Entity is a company that falls below the upper limit of certain criteria defining businesses in the Micro and SME Development Act 2006. In summary, to qualify, a service industry business must have invested less than INR 50,000,000 (approximately USD 82,000) in equipment, and a manufacturing business must have invested less than INR 100,000,000 Crore (approximately USD 1,636,000). Further details can be found in the public notice announcing the new rules (in English), and otherwise in the Gazette. If this status is accorded to a patent applicant or proprietor, a significant fee discount also applies, as detailed below.

The final category for fee purposes is a catch-all. All other companies pay standard fees.

Proof of entity status (along with official Form 28) must be submitted in order to claim any discounts.

 

Electronic Filing

Electronically filed payments and documentation are now expected to be the standard. As such, and to encourage further use of electronic systems, the Indian patent office have allowed an additional 10% to be added to their fees for any non-electronic transactions.

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