Patent Renewal Fees for France

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

Patent protection in France can also be reached via the Unitary Patent (UP) system. With a Unitary Patent, only one UP Renewal Fee is paid, covering all participating countries.

Office Fees
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France

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

6423

IP Memberships (Selection)
FR
France

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
FR
France

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

2958.00

Residents

67.8M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

France France vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for France, FR (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 France 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 once the European patent is definitively granted.

III. Territory

Territory of the French Republic including the overseas territories (in particular, French Polynesia and New Caledonia)

IV. Useful links:

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

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

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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