This page gives you an overview of all fees of our office. These fees are compliant with Dutch Patent Law. All amounts are calculated in euro's.
Fees for application and novelty search
|Fees for application and novelty search||Euro's|
|Fee for filing a patent application:|
|- on paper||120|
|Fee state of art search national application||100|
|Fee state of art search international application||794|
In order to maintain a patent in the Netherlands, an annual fee must be paid to Netherlands Patent Office, a department of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The first payment is due at the start of the 4th year after the application has been filed. There is a fixed annual fee per year, depending upon the year after the application was filed. The last day upon which the annual fee (without increase) can be paid is the last day of the month in which the patent application has been filed.
|Year||Fee amount (euro's)||Fine (euro's) |
|21st year ||1.600||800|
 From the 21st year annual fees are due for Supplementary Protection Certificates.
 Payment after the due date is possible within 6 months after the due date. However, this means that a fine of 50% of the valid annual fee will be charged.
|Transmittal fee for an international application||50|
|Fee payable on filing a translation into the Dutch language of a European patent granted for the Netherlands||25|
|Fee for filing a supplementary protection certificate||544|
|Fee for filing a request for the restoration in the prior state||161|
|Fee for an advisory report concerning the applicability of the grounds for nullification for a patent||340|
|Fee for a request made by the applicant and inventor jointly in order to improve or delete the family name, Christian names and residence of the inventor in the application||22|
|Fee for registration of a deed of assignments||27|
|Fee for registration of license agreements||27|
|Fee for registration of changes of name for a patent or a patent application||11|
|When the change of name refers to more than 5 patents or patent applications, the fee payable for each subsequent patent or patent application shall be:||5|
|Fee for a certified copy of the international application||9|
|Fee for certified copies of payment notifications||9|
|Fee for certified extracts form data of the patent register for each patent (application)||9|
|Fee for a priority document||9|
Paying on and after the expiry date
In order to maintain a patent in the Netherlands, an annual fee must be paid to our office. The first payment is due at the start of the 4th year after the application has been filed. There is a fixed maintenance fee per year, depending upon the year after the application was filed. The last day upon which the annual fee (without increase) can be paid is the last day of the month in which the patent application that resulted in the patent has been filed. However:
- If the patent has been granted to a divisional patent application, the month of filing of the original patent application shall be the determining factor.
- If the patent is granted in or after the fourth year, the initial payment shall be due immediately if the day/month upon which the patent has been granted is the same as or falls before the day/month upon which the application has been submitted.
If you wish to pay the annual fee for a patent that has not yet been granted, we would prefer you to state the day upon which the patent shall be granted. Late payment is permitted up to 6 months after the day upon which the payment is due. If that is the case, an increase of 50% of the annual fee applicable at that time shall be due. There is however an exception: if the first annual fee has to be paid within a period of 2 months after the day upon which the patent has been granted, the amount can still be paid on the last day of the month in which this period ends without being subject to an increase. If an annual fee with a penalty is not paid within 6 months after the date upon which the patent expires, the patent shall expire irrevocably.
Fees can be paid to our bank account (see Information about patents).
- It is the responsibility of the patent holder to pay the annual fee on time.
- We do not sent any invoices for annual fees, deeds, requests etc.
- As a governmental agency our office is not subject to VAT, therefore no VAT will be calculated on annual fees, deeds, requests etc.