How to Renew a Patent at the European Patent Office (EPO)?
Once you file a European patent, you will have to pay a recurring renewal fee to maintain the European patent application. It is important to note that you will have to settle renewal fees from year three, and each subsequent year after the date of filing. This will have to be done until the European patent becomes granted or until proceedings of the process have been closed.
For example, if the filing date of a European patent is 17.11.2020, you will have to pay the patent's first renewal fee on 30.11.2022.
Renewal fees by intellectual property type
On a European level, there are 2 intellectual property types for which our company provides services to help you settle renewal fees.
Intellectual Property type #1 - European Patents
A European patent is valid until it is granted. Once granted, it will then be validated in its member states.
Intellectual Property type #2 - European Designs
A European registered Community design (RCD) is valid for a period of 5 years and can be renewed for a maximum period of 25 years, 5 years at a time. For more information on EPO designs renewal process, visit link