Annual fees for patent applications and patents
To keep your pending patent application or granted patent in force, you must pay annual fees. The annual fee is due for payment each year on the last day of the month in which the original filing date of the application falls. You must pay the annual fee for the first time at the beginning of the third payment year. If you do not pay the fee by the due date, you can still pay it plus a surcharge of 20% within the following six months. You cannot pay the annual fee earlier than six months before the due date.
Example: You file your application in February 2019. The annual fee is due for payment for the first time on the last day of February 2021 (third year). The deadline to pay the annual fee raised by 20% is on the last day of August.
The fees below are official fees and not subject to VAT.
An annual fee that is paid after the due date, as referred to in section 41(3) or 42(3) of the Finnish Patents Act, must be paid plus 20%.
||Price (€)||Price raised by 20% (€)|
|3rd year (for years 1 to 3)||200.00||240.00|
To see the reference number and other details of fees due for payment within six months, access our Patent Information Service and search by the patent number or the application number. The details of annual fees for European patents validated in Finland can also be found by searching the Patent Information Service. The annual fees due for payment for European patents are shown in the Patent Information Service after we have given public notice of the European patent.
Select a search result to open the page “Application data". At the bottom of the page, you will find “Fees due within 6 months" and a link to the payment service for patents.