We have an experienced and flexible renewals team who handle payment of renewal fees for your patents, trade mark registrations and registered designs around the world. You can be assured that your IP portfolio is safe in our hands.
Our service is professional, personal and tailored to your individual requirements and we provide competitive and transparent costings for maintaining your IP rights. We are also regularly instructed to take over renewal fee payments for existing IP portfolios.
Renewal fees, also known as annuity or maintenance fees, are official government fees payable to the relevant Patent Office to keep a patent, trade mark or registered design in force. Typically patent renewal fees are payable annually whereas trade mark fees are generally payable every ten years and design fees every five years, although this varies from country to country.
Our renewals service includes:
- Monitoring and reminding clients of renewal deadlines
- Paying renewal fees
- Monitoring official fee payment receipts
For further information about our renewals service, please contact Nicola Heron.