Renewal fee payment service
Our in-house renewal/annuity fee payment service. Our renewal fee department has over 30 years’ experience in paying renewal fees at the EPO, UKIPO, USPTO and other foreign intellectual property offices. Since 2003 we have paid over 150,000 renewal fees for our clients.
We are able to pay renewal fees for our clients’ patents, designs and trade marks (including pending applications). Where possible we pay fees directly to the patent office concerned enabling us to offer an efficient and low cost service. We offer discounts for payment in advance thus allowing clients to further reduce their costs. We also offer discounted rates without the requirement for payment in advance for clients who build up a good credit history with us.
We have developed, over many years, our own bespoke computer system which monitors renewal fee deadlines, issues reminders where appropriate and records payments made.
We offer a schedule service for payment of patent, design and trade mark renewal fees. This not only provides a convenient way for you to instruct renewal payment but allows you to take advantage of our discounted charges. The service is normally operated as follows but variations in the following procedure are possible and can be discussed if required.
a) severe currency swings;
b) mistaken quotation;
c) unexpected official fees or overseas agent fee changes;
d) additional unforeseen work and also costs in recording for example change of address,
If you require any further information or are interested in this service, please let us know.
This information is simplified and must not be taken as a definitive statement of the law or practice.