On 1 July 2023, a new Regulation on Fees for the Intellectual Property Office's services will enter into force. Expense items remain for the most part unchanged, however Article 1 on reimbursement of fees and Article 6 on Supplementary Protection have been altered.
In accordance with the Intellectual Property Office's practice, there is now a provision for the refund of fees paid in excess, as well as annual fees that fall due under proceedings concerning the re-establishment of rights, if such request is finally rejected. Also, in accordance with the amendments to the Patent Act No 17/1991 with Act No 57/2021, a handling fee for a notification of an exemption from Supplementary Protection has been added.
The Regulation which has been given the number 536/2023 was published on the website of the Official Gazette on 2 June 2023 and will be available in English on the Office’s website as of 1 July 2023. Read more