SCHEDULE OF MINIMUM CHARGES
FOR CHINESE PATENT
Stipulated by the All-China Patent Agents Association
(Effective as of August 1, 2005)
 
 
Item
Official Fees
Attorney Fees
RMB
RMB
I. Patent for Invention
 
 
101.
Filing an application (including publication fee)
950
4500
102.
Filing a PCT application for national phase entry
(including publication fee)
 
950
 
5000
103.
Filing a divisional application (including publication fee)
950
4500
104.
Additional charge for specification including drawings
in excess of 30 pages, per page
in excess of 300 pages, per page
 
50
100
 
-
-
105.
Additional charge for claims in excess of 10, per claim
150
50
106.
Filing request for earlier publication
-
630
107.
Filing request for substantive examination
2500
1300
108.
Filing request for re-examination
1000
4500
109.
Patent certificate fee (including printing fee and stamp tax)
255
700
110.
Filing request for invalidation
3000
5800
111.
Fee for deposit of microorganism for 30 years
a) Microorganisms (per strain)
b) Cell lines, animal and plant viruses (per strain)
 
$500
$700
 
*
*
112.
Fee for viability report
a) Microorganisms (per strain)
b) Cell lines, animal and plant viruses (per strain)
 
$50
$70
 
*
*
113.
Fee for providing samples of microorganisms
a) Microorganisms (per strain)
b) Cell lines, animal and plant viruses (per strain)
 
$30
$50
 
*
*
114.
Quarantine
$50
*
115.
Application maintenance fee (per annum)
300
270
116.
Annuities (per annum)
1st to 3rd year
4th to 6th year
7th to 9th year
10th to 12th year
13th to 15th year
16th to 20th year
 
900
1200
2000
4000
6000
8000
 
450
540
630
720
810
900
117.
Delayed payment of annuity or maintenance fee within six months
+25% surcharge
450
118.
Late entering into national phase of PCT application
1000
2200
119.
Restoring the unity of the invention for PCT application
900
2000
120.
Filing request for correction of priority
300
1000
 
 
 
 
II. Patent for Utility Model
 
 
 
201.
Filing an application
500
3600
202.
Filing a divisional application
500
3600
203.
Filing a PCT application for national phase entry
500
4000
204.
Additional charge for specification (including drawings)
in excess of 30 pages, per page
in excess of 300 pages, per page
 
50
100
 
-
-
205.
Additional charge for claim in excess of 10, per claim
150
50
206.
Filing request for re-examination
300
4000
207.
Patent certificate fee (including printing fee and stamp tax)
205
700
208.
Filing request for invalidation
1500
4500
209.
Annuities (per annum)
1st to 3rd year
4th to 5th year
6th to 8th year
9th to 10th year
 
600
900
1200
2000
 
450
540
630
720
210.
Delayed payment of annuity fee within six months
+25% surcharge
450
211.
Late entering into national phase of PCT application
1000
2200
212.
Restoring the unity of the invention of PCT application
900
2000
213.
Conducting the search of Utility Model
2400
900
214.
Filing request for correction of priority
300
1000
 
 
 
 
III. Patent for Design
 
 
 
301.
Filing an application
500
2800
302.
Filing a divisional application
500
2800
303.
Filing request for re-examination
300
3600
304.
Patent certificate fee (including printing fee and stamp tax)
205
700
305.
Filing request for invalidation
1500
4500
306.
Annuities (per annum)
1st to 3rd year
4th to 5th year
6th to 8th year
9th to 10th year
 
600
900
1200
2000
 
450
540
630
720
307.
Delayed payment of annuity fee within six months
+25% surcharge
450
 
 
 
 
IV. Fees in General
 
 
401.
Late filing of documents and references
-
540
402.
Receiving and forwarding official documents
-
450
403.
Registration of change of bibliographic data for agency
50
700
404.
Registration of change of bibliographic data for
inventor, applicant and patentee
 
200
 
700
405.
Claiming priority
a) Claiming single conventional priority
b) Additional charge for each additional priority
 
80
80
 
540
360
406.
Filing a request for exception to loss of novelty
-
900
407.
Interview with examiner
-
2700 min
408.
Providing a certified copy of Chinese patent application
100
900
409.
Filing request for extension of time limit (for the same
notification or office action)
The request for the first extension (per month)
The request for the second extension (per month)
 
 
300
2000
 
 
700
700
410.
Recording a license contract
-
1300
411.
Recording a transfer of a patent right
200
1200
412.
Recording a transfer of a pending application
200
1200
413.
Translation fee (per 100 original words or characters)
a) From English into Chinese
b) From Japanese into Chinese
c) From German, Russian or French into Chinese
d) From Chinese into English
e) From Chinese into Japanese
f) From Chinese into German, Russian or French
 
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
140
100
200
200
200
220
414.
Typewriting
per page of English
per page of Chinese
 
-
-
 
70
100
415.
Copying, per page
-
6
416.
Making drawings (per piece)
a) Drawing against a draft
b) Correcting a formal drawing
c) Preparing a drawing
 
-
-
-
 
450 min
120 min
50
417.
Making photo (per piece)
-
450 min
418.
Restoring right
1000
2200
419.
Preparing observation on the office action
-
Hourly basis
420.
Assuming representation during re-examination or invalidation
-
Hourly basis
421.
Withdrawing a patent application
-
550
 
 
 
 
 
Remark:  *: It is charged by actual cost.
 
 
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