Summary: Swiss patent renewal fees have been reduced, particularly in the early years of the patent term. Previously, Swiss renewal fees increased linearly with time. Now, the rate of increase becomes steeper towards the end of the patent term.
As of 1 July 2019, the renewal fees have changed. The fees listed below apply for renewal fees which are due to be paid after 31 July 2019.
|Patent year||Renewal fee (CHF)|
Supplementary fee for late payment remains unchanged: CHF50
Reminder: Swiss renewal fees can be paid without surcharge up to three months after the due date, or with surcharge up to six months after the due date. After that, the patent can still be maintained by paying the renewal fee (plus surcharge) plus a modest ‘further processing’ fee within a further two or three months (please contact us for details).