The application fees must be paid for the application to become pending. Banking charges, if any, must be included in the amount paid. Please note that the fee has to be paid in advance and the receipt must be enclosed with the application. The receipt, or a bank statement, must show the following details:
- The payer
- The recipient (Finnish Patent and Registration Office, PRH)
- The account number to which the money was transferred (PRH’s bank account)
- The bank’s archive number
- The sum paid in euros
- Remember also to write any of the following in the message field: design application, application number, register number, or the applicant’s or holder’s name
You can pay the application fee
- online from your personal computer
- at a bank
- by using a payment ATM
- at our customer service in Helsinki
|Bank||Account number||BIC/SWIFT code|
|Nordea Bank Abp||FI2616603000111131||NDEAFIHH|
|Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch||FI2480001500047908||DABAFIHH|
Recipient: Finnish Patent and Registration Office
Message: Any of the following: design application, application number, register number, or the applicant’s or holder’s name
Due date: Immediately
Reference number: No reference
Amount due: Check our price list to find the correct payment amount
How to pay at the customer service
If you deliver your application in person to our customer service, Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C in Helsinki, you can pay the fee
- by debit card, or
- by any of the following credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, OK, Eurocard, Mastercard, Diners Club, or American Express.
How additional fees for designs are determined
By paying the application fee, you can apply to register one design shown in one illustration. For each additional design included in the same application, you must pay a fee for multiple registration, and for each additional angle of view, you must pay a publication fee. See the examples below.
1. ONE DESIGN, ONE ILLUSTRATION
By paying the application fee only, you can apply to register one design shown in one illustration.
(Illustration 1, Räsänen)
Example 1. When applying for a design
registration for a knife with one illustration, all you need to pay is
the application fee only.
2. ONE DESIGN SHOWN IN TWO OR MORE ILLUSTRATIONS
For each extra illustration you want to register in addition to the first one, you must pay a publication fee as an additional fee .
|(Illustration 1, Räsänen)||(Illustration 2, Räsänen)|
Example 2. When applying for a design registration for a knife with
two illustrations, you must pay one publication fee in addition to the
3. TWO OR MORE DESIGNS AND TWO OR MORE ILLUSTRATIONS
In addition to the application fee, you must pay a fee for multiple registration for each additional design you are applying for after the first one, and a publication fee for each additional angle of view after the first one.
|(Illustration 1, Räsänen)||(Illustration 4, Räsänen)|
Example 3. When applying for a design registration for two different knife designs shown in two illustrations, you must pay one fee for multiple registration and one publication fee in addition to the application fee.
4. DESIGN CLASSIFIED IN TWO OR MORE MAIN CLASSES
In certain rather unusual cases, a design has several different purposes of use and is therefore classified in two or more main classes. This means you must pay a class fee as an additional fee for each additional class after the first one. Please note, however, that you do not have to pay the class fee for subclasses in the same main class.
(Illustration 5, Räsänen)
Example 4. You are applying for a design registration for a combined knife and magnifying glass. The design is classified in two separate main classes based on its purpose of use: in class 7 for things like knives and forks, and in class 16 for things like optical devices. In addition to the application fee, you must pay one class fee for this kind of design.
If you need more detailed information about the fees for registered designs and how they are determined, contact our advisory service for design rights.