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Maintenance Fees

The Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic charges the maintenance fees for a patent, for an European patent with the designation of the Slovak Republic, for a supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products and for a plant protection products according to the Act No 495/2008 Coll (.pdf, 218kB).

Payment of maintenance fees shall be made by money order or transfer to the bank account. Payments of maintenance fees are made without prior notice and are due at the date, when the previous year of validity expires, at the latest.

Maintenance fees for patents, for European patents with the designation of the Slovak Republic, for a supplementary protection certificates for medicinal products and for a plant protection products are paid to the following bank account of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

Bank name:
Štátna pokladnica
Radlinského 32
810 05 Bratislava
Name of the account:
Účet udržiavacích poplatkov ÚPV SR
IBAN Code:
SK53 8180 0000 0070 0011 9169
BIC Code:
SPSRSKBA
Quoting code:
0558

Variable symbol:
Variable symbol is always created of 10-digit number code. This code starts from the left side with 1-digit prefix X specifying relevant type of an application/request as follows:

1 PP (patent application)
4 PDO (request for supplementary protection certificate)
9 EP (translation of patent claims of European patent application, translation of European patent file and maintenance fees for European patent)

Prefix X is followed by 9-digit number of an application/request, granted by the Office. In the case of maintenance fees for patents and supplementary protection certificates (prefixes: 1, 4) the number of an application/request shall have a following form: n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 – YYYY

Where:
n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 - 5-digit code for upward line of numbers of relevant application/request (starts with 00000 every year);
YYYY - 4-digit code for the year of filing of relevant application/request
When creating a variable symbol it is necessary to start from the number of the relevant application/request.

Variable symbol starts from the left with relevant prefix X followed by 5-digit code n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 for upward line of numbers of relevant application/request. This code is followed with 4-digit code YYYY for the year of filing of relevant application/request. 

Note: Code with less than 5 digit n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 of an application/request shall be completed with zeros from the left. (E.g. number 21 shall be related to 5-digit code 00021, number 5011 shall be related to 5-digit code 05011.)
Number’s form of a national application/request: n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 – YYYY
Variable symbol composition: X n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 Y Y Y Y

In case of maintenance fees for European patents (prefix 9) the number form of granted European patent shall be as follows: EP n7 n6 n5 n4 n3 n2 n1
Where:
n7 n6 n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 is 7-digits code for upward line of numbers of relevant granted European patent

Variable symbol starts from the left with prefix 9, then from the right starts 7-digit code n7 n6 n5 n4 n3 n2 n1 for upward line of numbers of relevant granted European patent. Remaining empty places shall be completed with zeros from the left.

Number’s form: EP n7 n6 n5 n4 n3 n2 n1
Variable symbol composition: 9 0 0 n7 n6 n5 n4 n3 n2 n1

Subject-matters of industrial rightsApplication numberVariable symbol
Patents PP 1748-2006 1017482006
  PP 50001-2008 1500012008
Supplementary protection certificates PDO 34-2006 4000342002
European patents EP 1909981 9001909981

 

Schedule of maintenance fees:

Item 1
Maintenance fees for Patents, maintenance fees for European patents for
a) 3rd year 66 €
b) 4th year 82,50 €
c) 5th year 99,50 €
d) 6th year 116 €
e) 7th year 132,50 €
f) 8th year 149 €
g) 9th year 165,50 €
h) 10th year 199 €
i) 11th year 232 €
j) 12th year 265,50 €
k) 13th year 298,50 €
l) 14th year 331,50 €
m) 15th year 365 €
n) 16th year 398 €
o) 17th year 464,50 €
p) 18th year 531 €
q) 19th year 597 €
r) 20th year 663,50 €

Item 2

Maintenance fees for Supplementary Protection Certificates for
a) 1st year 995,50 €
b) 2nd year 1 327,50 €
c) 3rd year 1 659,50 €
d) 4th year 1 991,50 €
e) 5th year 2 323,50 €

Item 3
Maintenance fees for Supplementary Protection Certificates during extended period 829,50 €

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