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Opportunity to comment on proposed changes to patents fees.
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The Intellectual Property Office has reviewed the fees charged for registering intellectual property rights. We consulted designs customers and other interested parties on proposed changes to registered design fees. This resulted in the introduction of new registered design fees on 1 October 2016.
The statutory fees for UK patent protection have not changed since April 2010. It is therefore now time to review our patents fee structure to ensure that the fees we charge remain appropriate.
The consultation document seeks your views on four proposed changes to pre-grant patent application fees. An alternative proposal would make changes to both pre-grant fees and post-grant renewal fees.