Required documents for paying annual fees, extending the deadlines for paying annual fees and restoring the validity of patents for an industrial design

A power of attorney is not required to maintain design patents in force by paying annual fees. Payment of annual fees is made every five years (the fee for the first five years of maintaining the validity of the patent is paid simultaneously with the fee for granting the patent) and can be made on the basis of instructions from the patent owner or his authorized representative. A document confirming payment of the official fee is also required.

Annual fees are paid three times for the entire period of the patent, the first time in 1-5 years when the patent is issued, for 6-10 years within 5 years of the patent and for 11-15 years within 10 years of the patent. The grace period during which the annual fees can be paid is 6 months from the date of expiry of the payment period for maintaining the patent in force for the above years of validity, subject to the payment of an additional fee.

The restoration of the validity period of a patent can be made within three years from the date of its termination due to non-payment of annual fees, subject to payment of the established fee.

Note: According to the law of Turkmenistan on the legal protection of industrial designs, the term of a patent is calculated from the date of filing an application for its patent.

 

20.01.2021, 33 просмотра.