The application for renewal of a Patent is filed with form Π.13 and must be accompanied by a fixed renewal fee of the specific year, 3 months before the expiry of the patent. In case where the application is filed through a representative, the form of authorisation of agent (Π.8) signed by the patent’s owner must be sumbitted.
There is an additional charge for late payment of renewal fees for each month or specific days for the delay (not exceeding 6 months) of 25% in addition to the renewal amount, for each month of delay.
If the annual renewal fees for a patent have not been paid within the grace period of 6 months provided by Law, the application is withdrawn or, respectively, the Patent is strike off.
The submitted has the right, up to 12 months after the expiry of the grace period or, within 18 months of the date of withdrawal/strike off, to submit an application for reinstatement by form Π.14. If the Registrar approves the application for reinstatement, then the submitter is called to file the form Π.15 attached with the corresponding renewal, by paying also the respective renewal fees together with the relevant charges and the reinstatement fee.
For more details, please refer to page Renewal of a Patent.