REDUCTION IN OFFICIAL FEES FOR THE REGISTERATION AND APPLICATION OF HONG KONG PATENT  

as of 7th May, 2004

TO ALL OUR ESTEEMED CLIENTS

This is to inform you that we have just been notified by the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department that all the government fees including filing fee, procedural fee and renewal fee will be reduced considerably and a new schedule will be effective as of May 7, 2004.

For your easy reference and kind attention, we herewith enclose a complete new schedule of official fees in USD contrasting with the old fees. Should you have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We sincerely thank you for having been entrusting us with the prosecution of Hong Kong patent applications and shall continue to provide our best service to you.

Very truly Yours,
Daijian WU (Mr.)
Director of the Board
Deputy General Manager
China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd.
Encl.

Official Fees Revised.
as of 07 May 2004

 

Standard Patent

Subject matter

Current Official Fees

New Official Fees

Filing a request to record a designated patent application

USD347

USD59

Filing a request to record a designated patent application and meanwhile filing the same in China by our firm

USD347

USD59

Filing a request to record a designated patent application for PCT application

USD347

USD59

Filing a request to record a designated patent application for PCT application and meanwhile filing the same in China by our firm

USD347

USD59

Filing a request for registration of designated patent and grant of a standard patent

USD347

USD59

Maintenance fee (per annum)

USD130

USD36

Additional fee for late payment of maintenance fee

USD46

USD13

Renewal fee (per annum)

USD260

USD71

Additional fee for late payment of renewal fee

USD130

USD36

Request for correction of an error

USD65

USD18

Penalty fee for late filing of translation

USD92

USD25

Request for publication of a corrected translation

USD92

USD25

Application for a certified copy or certificate of the Register

USD46

USD13


Short-term Patent

Subject matter

Current Official Fees

New Official Fees

Filing an application for grant of a short-term patent

USD530

 

USD107

Filing an application for grant of a short-term patent derived from PCT route

USD530

 

USD107

Renewal fee

USD520

USD141

 

Additional fee for late payment of renewal fee

USD130

USD36

Request for correction of an error

USD65

USD18

Penalty fee for late filing of translation

USD92

USD25

Request for publication of a corrected translation

USD92

USD25

Application for a certified copy or certificate of the Register

USD46

USD13

Design registration

Subject matter

Current Official Fees

New Official Fees

Filing an application for registration of a design for a single article set

USD445

 

USD123

 

Filing an application for registration of a design for a plurality of article sets (n=the number of sets)

USD445+393*(n-1)

 

USD123+USD97*(n-1)

 

Filing an application for registration of a design and meanwhile filing the same in China by our firm

USD445 or USD445+393*(n-1)

USD123 or USD122+USD97*(n-1)

Request to amend an application

USD46

USD23

Application for a certified copy or certificate of the Register

USD46

USD23

Renewal fee

The 1st renewal, 5-year extension

USD325

 

USD160

 

The 2nd renewal, 5-year extension

USD494

 

USD242

 

The 3rd renewal, 5-year extension

USD728

 

USD356

 

The 4th renewal, 5-year extension

USD1104

 

USD542

 

Additional fee for late payment of renewal fee

USD130

USD64

Fees in General

Subject matter

Current Official Fees

New Official Fees

Filing request for extension of time limit

USD104

Patent:USD28

Design:USD51

Restoring

USD195

USD53

Filing an application to revoke a standard patent

USD91

USD25

Mention of inventor

USD65

USD18

Filing a request to record the ownership change

USD156

Patent:USD43

Design:USD77