Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Renewal Fees

Date Published

Key Legislation:

Patents Act:

  • s77 Calculation of term of extension  

Patents Regulations:

Where an extension of term is granted on a standard patent, annual renewal fees are still due for each year, or part year, of the extension. The consequence of failing to pay these fees within the time limits prescribed by reg 13.6 will result in the patent ceasing. The annual fees for the twentieth and subsequent years are specified in schedule 7 (item 211). The final year of the extension may not be a full year due to the way the extension is calculated under sec 77. However, the annual fee for the last year will still be the same as if it was for a full year.

Where an extension of term is not granted before the twentieth anniversary, then regulation 13.6(1A) prescribes that the twentieth anniversary fee is due 6 months after the grant of the extension of term.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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