Patent Renewal Fees for Italy

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

Patent protection in Italy 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
IT
Italy

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

7048

Grant Fee

$

319

Requirements for EP grants
IT
Italy

Claims Translation

Italian

Description Translation

Italian

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
IT
Italy

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
IT
Italy

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

2108.00

Residents

59.1M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Italy Italy vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Italy, IT (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 Italy after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into Italian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

The proprietor of the patent or his represen­tative must give a declara­tion on the last page of the translation that the trans­lation is in complete agree­ment with the original.

I.2 Professional representative

No, but an address for service in the EEA must be given.

I.3 Period for filing the translation

Within 3 months of the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to main­tain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin

It is possible to request further processing within 2 months of expiry of the time limit not complied with. The request must be accompanied by proof of payment of the fee prescribed for further processing.

I.4 Office fee

(a) Yes

(only for paper filing by postal service or through a chamber of commerce; see section 9: EUR 40 or, if a certified copy is requested, EUR 43 and EUR 16 in stamps)

EUR 300 for request for further processing (plus EUR 10 if filed by postal service or through a chamber of commerce)

(b) Date on which translation is filed through a chamber of commerce, see section 9

II. Double-patenting allowed?

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

III. Territory

Territory of the Italian Republic

IV. Useful links:

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

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Italy – Valid as from 26 Oct 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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