Overview of the most important fees in the Swiss, European and international patent procedures

Status per 1 July 2019

  

Swiss patent applications

  

Application, examination and grant

Application fee

CHF 200

Examination fee

CHF 500

Claims fee for each additional claim from the 11th patent claim

CHF 50

Fee for an accelerated examination
(to be paid in addition to the examination fee and
before the substantive examination)

CHF 200

  

Optional searches

Swiss patent application search

CHF 500

International search (for applications first filed in Switzerland)

CHF 1315

  

Renewal fees

Please note: as of 1 July 2019, the renewal fees have been changed. The fees listed below apply for renewal fees which are due to be paid after 31 July 2019. For renewal fees which are due before 30 June 2019, the fees which apply are those which applied until 30 June 2019.

 

Year after filing

4

CHF 100

5

CHF 120

6

CHF 140

7

CHF 160

8

CHF 180

9

CHF 220

10

CHF 260

11

CHF 300

12

CHF 340

13

CHF 400

14

CHF 460

15

CHF 520

16

CHF 600

17

CHF 680

18

CHF 760

19

CHF 860

20

CHF 960

Supplementary fee for late payment of renewal fee

CHF 50

  

Other fees

Further processing fee (failure to observe time limit, Art. 46a para. 2. PatA)

CHF 100

Reinstatement fee (failure to observe time limit, Art. 15 para. 2 Patent Ordinance)

CHF 500

Opposition fee (for opposition to a patent)

CHF 800

  

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) and Paediatric Supplementary Protection Certificates

  

Application

Application fee for an SPC

CHF 2500

Application fee for extending an SPC

CHF 1500

Application fee for a paediatric SPC

CHF 3000

  

Renewal fees

Year after filing

1

CHF 1060

2

CHF 1160

3

CHF 1260

4

CHF 1360

5

CHF 1460

6
(as the maximum period of protection is 5.5 years,
only half of the renewal fee for year 6 is to be paid)

CHF 1560

Supplementary fee for late payment of renewal fee

CHF 50

  

Other fees

Revocation fee (to revoke the extension of an SPC by a third party)

CHF 800

  

European patent applications

You can file an application for a European patent with us, provided that you are a resident of Switzerland. Until the patent is granted, fees are payable to the EPO for the application, search, designation and examination as well as renewal fees from the third year onwards. The grant of the patent is also subject to fees.

 

European Patent Office Fees

 

Following the grant of the patent, you pay national renewal fees in those countries in which you want to keep the patent in force.

  

International patent applications (PCT)

You can file an international patent application with us. In this case, you will be required to pay the application fee, the international search fee and the transmittal fee. The fee for the international preliminary examination is to be paid to the European Patent Office.

 

Following the filing and preliminary examination, you will pay renewal fees in those countries in which you want to keep the patent in force.

  

Fees for international patent applications (PCT)

International filing fee (up to 30 pages including application form)

CHF 1330

From the 31st page onwards

an additional CHF 15 per page

Reduction for filing electronically:

if the application is in character-coded format

CHF 200

if the request, description, claims and abstract are in character-coded format

CHF 300

International search fee

CHF 2020

Transmittal fee

CHF 100

Supplementary fee for late payment:

50% of the fee(s) concerned – min. CHF 100, max. CHF 665

Fee for the international preliminary examination

EUR 1830

Handling fee for the international preliminary examination

EUR 176

  
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