Patent Renewal Fees for Switzerland

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Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Switzerland. For example national patents and European patents validated in Switzerland.

Office Fees
CH
Switzerland

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

7721

IP Memberships (Selection)
CH
Switzerland

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
CH
Switzerland

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

800.60

Residents

8.7M

Official Currency

CHF

Schengen Area

Switzerland Switzerland vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Switzerland, CH (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Switzerland after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

No translation required

I.2 Professional representative

n/a

I.3 Period for filing the translation

n/a

I.4 Office fee

n/a

II. Double-patenting allowed?

No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect.

III. Territory

Territory of the Swiss Confederation and of the Principality of Liechtenstein

IV. Useful links:

EP: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Switzerland (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Switzerland – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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