How to renew a patent in Colombia?

In this article you will find information on:
  • When patent renewal fees are due
  • The renewal fee amount and currency
  • Details on other types of intellectual property valid in the jurisdiction
  • FAQ related to the renewal process

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Due dates

Renewal fees in Colombia must be paid by certain dates. In this section you will find a description of how these renewal due dates are calculated, both the very first renewal due date and all subsequent renewal due dates.

No annuities are due throughout the application process. The first annuity is paid on the first anniversary of the filing date after the grant in Colombia.

For example, if the grant date is 2022-01-20, and the filing date is 2018-03-31, then the first annuity must be paid by 2022-03-31.

After the first annuity has been paid, all subsequent annuities must be paid annually on the anniversary of the filing date. The due date should be the month and date corresponding to the filing date.

For example, if the filing date was on November 9, then all subsequent annuities will be due on November 9 each year.

Other intellectual property types

In Colombia, there are other types of intellectual property besides patents. These include utility models and designs.

We are currently working on articles which will explain the rules for the renewal of these types of intellectual property. If you need any help renewing these and are looking for a cost-efficient solution, get in touch with us.

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Renewal fee factors:

Patent renewal fee intervals in

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Colombia

Patent Year
Official renewal fee for patent (EUR)
3
490
4
610
5
1090
6
1210
7
1330
8
1450
9
1640
10
1640
11
1640
12
1640
13
1640
14
1640
15
1640
16
1640
17
1640
18
1640
19
1640
20
1640
Patent Year Official renewal fee for patent (COP)
1 322 000
2 322 000
3 322 000
4 322 000
5 500 500
6 500 500
7 500 500
8 500 500
9 750 000
10 750 000
11 750 000
12 750 000
13 1 163 000
14 1 163 000
15 1 163 000
16 1 163 000
17 1 545 500
18 1 545 500
19 1 545 500
20 1 545 500
The fees were last updated on
February 8, 2023
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The information is based on the local patent office's database.
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Colombia Patent Renewal Fees FAQ

1.

What happens to a Colombian patent before it has been granted?

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Renewal fees must be paid in Colombia regardless of whether the patent is granted or not. You can find the rules for calculating the renewal due dates above in the Due Dates section.

2.

When can I pay the renewal fee in Colombia?

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The renewal fee in Colombia can be paid up to 2 months before the renewal due date. It is important to note that the renewal fee cannot be paid earlier than this. Any payments made before the opening of the payment window will result in the payment being rejected.

3.

Can I renew a patent after I miss a renewal due date?

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Yes, it is possible to renew a Colombian patent after its renewal due date. If you fail to pay the renewal fee before the due date, a grace period of 6 months is given wherein the renewal fees can still be settled. When entering the grace period you will incur a surcharge fee to be settled along with the renewal fee. If you wish to maintain the patent, both the renewal fee and the surcharge fee will have to be settled.

For example, if a patent has a renewal due date of 2021-05-31 and the due date is missed, the patent will enter the grace period from 2021-06-01. After this point both the renewal fee and the surcharge fee will need to be settled by 2021-11-30. Failure to pay these fees before the surcharge due date will result in the patent lapsing.

4.

Do I need assistance from local representation to renew a patent in Colombia?

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Yes, you will need assistance from local representation to renew a patent in Colombia. It is a requirement to be an authorized representative in order to carry out the renewal of a patent in Colombia. Currently, PatentRenewal.com does not have the necessary authorization and we are therefore using a local representative to carry out the renewal process.

It may be possible for the patent owner to carry out the renewal themself, but unless you have experience with paying renewal fees in Colombia we will advise you to engage a local representative.

5.

How long do patents last in Colombia?

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A patent will stay in force for 20 years in Colombia from the filing date if successfully renewed in accordance with the rules described above. If the patent is not renewed, it will lapse by the end of the grace period measured from the latest renewal due date.