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UNITARY PATENT RENEWAL FEES

UNITARY PATENT RENEWAL FEES

The Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the EPO met on 23/24 June 2015 and have adopted the Top 4 proposal for Unitary patent renewal fees cheap tadalafil.Top 4 renewal fees UPC

What is the size of the cost reduction under the True Top 4 proposal ?

For the first ten years – the average lifetime of a European patent – the cost of renewing a unitary patent will be less than EUR 5 000, and the cumulative total to be paid for maintaining it over the full 20-year term will be just over EUR 35 500.

For comparison, the amounts payable under the current system in the same 25 member states add up to EUR 29 500 for the first ten years, and nearly EUR 159 000 for the full 20 years.

In other words, the True Top 4 proposal corresponds to a reduction of 78\% compared to the current situation.