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Fees

Overview of designs fees

Application fees
For an initial term of protection of five years (with publication of the representation of the design) 
Individual application of a design 
for electronic filing (fee number: 341 000)  60 euros 
for paper-based filing (fee number: 341 100)  70 euros 
Multiple application 
for electronic filing (fee number: 341 200)
- per design 

6 euros
minimum fee: 60 euros 
for paper-based filing (fee number: 341 300)
- per design 

7 euros
minimum fee: 70 euros 
For an initial period of protection of 30 months (deferment of the publication of the representation of the design)  
Individual application of a design (fee number: 341 400) (fee number: 341 400)   30 euros 
Multiple application (fee number: 341 500)
- per design 

3 euros
minimum fee: 30 euros 
Note: If the application fee is not paid within three months from the receipt of the application, the application is deemed to be withdrawn pursuant to Section 6(2) of the Patent Costs Act.  

Examples

Examples
Individual application (electronic)   60 euros 
Individual application   70 euros 
Multiple application with 15 designs (electronic)   90 euros 
Multiple application with 15 designs   105 euros 
Individual application if the publication of the representation is deferred  30 euros 
Multiple application with 45 designs if the publication of the representation is deferred   135 euros 

Extension fees (after deferment of the publication of the representation):

Extension fees
Individual application (fee number: 341 600)  40 euros 
Multiple application (fee number: 341 700)  - per registered design 4 euros
- minimum fee: 40 euros 
Note: The extension fees must be paid within the deferment period - that means within 30 months from the date of filing (or priority date). 

Renewal fees

For each registered design (also in a multiple registration)
for the 6th to the 10th year of protection (fee number: 342 100)  90 euros 
for the 11th to the 15th year of protection (fee number: 342 200)  120 euros 
for the 16th to the 20th year of protection (fee number: 342 300)  150 euros 
for the 21st to the 25th year of protection (fee number: 342 400)  180 euros 
Surcharge for late payment per registered design  50 euros 
Note: The renewal fees must be paid for the following period of protection (that means after five, ten, 15 and 20 years) until the end of the second month following the months of filing. Within a grace period of further four months they can be paid together with the surcharge for late payment. After expiry of this period, protection cannot be maintained. As the holder of the design you are responsible for monitoring payment periods and meeting payment deadlines.  
Example for maintaining the protection of a registered design for the 6th to the 10th year of protection: 
filing date  15 January 2012  
renewal fee (90 euros)   due on 31 March 2017 at the latest 
renewal fee with surcharge (90 euros + 50 euros)  due on 31 July 2017 at the latest 

Fees in invalidity proceedings

Fees in invalidity proceedings
Application fee for each registered design (fee number: 346 100)   300 euros 

Detailed fee information

pdf- Datei Information Concerning Costs, Fees and Expenses -list of all fees and expenses


How can you pay the fees?

Payments may be made as follows:

  • by transfer to the account of Bundeskasse Halle/DPMA
    • (IBAN: DE84 7000 0000 0070 0010 54, BIC: MARKDEF1700);
  • by (cash) at a national or foreign financial institution into the account of Bundeskasse Halle/DPMA (IBAN: DE84 7000 0000 0070 0010 54, BIC: MARKDEF1700);
  • in cash at the paying offices of the DPMA (Munich and Jena offices and Technical Information Centre in Berlin) or
  • by submitting a valid SEPA Core Direct Debit Mandate (SEPA-mandate) and Specification of the purpose of use of the mandate. Please use the forms A 9530.1 and A 9532.1 for this purpose, see Formulare. Please contact our SEPA hotline if you have any questions on the SEPA payment scheme (e-mail: sepahotline@dpma.de; phone: +49 89 2195-4500).
    The original SEPA mandate must be submitted to the DPMA. If you send the SEPA mandate by fax, the date of receipt of the fax will be deemed to be the payment date provided that you submit the original within one month.

Please bear in mind that the SEPA mandate lapses three years after it was used last. If necessary, it must be granted anew after the end of this period.

Please note:
Please indicate for each payment in clear and legible writing the file number, the name of the applicant or the holder and the fee number.
Application fees are request fees, which are forfeited upon filing the request and payment irrespective of the outcome of the registration procedure. Application fees cannot be refunded.

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