GPTO: Increase of Official Fees on May 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022

The German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) will increase on May 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022, respectively, the annuity fees for patents and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).

Annuity fees can be paid one year in advance at the GPTO. Therefore, it is possible for applicants or proprietors to make use of the still lower annuity fees, if the official fees for the upcoming year are paid before May 1, 2022 or July 1, 2022, respectively.

1. Annuity Fees for Patents

The fee increase for patent applications and patents at the GPTO are summarized in the following table. The fees for the 3rd and 4th patent year (70 EUR) will not be not changed.

Annuity fee for patent yearFee until June 30, 2022 (EUR)Fee on July 1, 2022 (EUR)
37070
47070
590100
6130150
7180210
8240280
9290350
10350430
11470540
12620680
13760830
14910980
151,0601,130
161,2301,310
171,4101,490
181,5901,670
191,7601,840
201,9302,030

2. Annuity Fees for SPCs

The fee increase for supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) at the GPTO are summarized in the following table.

Annuity fee for SPC yearFee until April 30, 2022 (EUR)Fee on May 1, 2022 (EUR)
12,6502,920
22,9403,240
33,2903,620
43,6504,020
54,1204,540
64,5204,980
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