Burrows Chambers Associates Letchworth Hertfordshire

The Intellectual Property Office has introduced the following temporary fee changes which are in place from the 30th July 2020 to the 31st March 2021.

The fee changes relate to the following – Patents, supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) Trade Marks and Registered Designs

  • No fees for extensions of time
  • No surcharge for Patent Application fees paid after the date of filing
  • No fees to apply for reinstatement and restoration of Rights
  • No surcharge for payment of a late renewal fees for Patents and Designs
  • £1 surcharge for payment of a late renewal fee on Trade Marks
  • No surcharge for late payment of SPC fees

However, the deadlines for completing actions, requesting extensions of time and paying fees are not affected by these fee changes and should be complied with

For further information, please refer to the IPO website  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-important-update-on-ipo-services