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National applications and patents

Fees for government services, such as applications and registrations, and copies and printouts of public documents, are exempt from VAT.

Different payment options are available.

Fees according to the Patents Decree (1967:838) and PRV's statutes (PRVFS).
Payment

National patent applications
Fee
(SEK)
Filing fee (registration fee: 500 SEK, search fee: SEK 2500, both mandatory) 3 000
Filing fee for pursued international patent application (registration fee: 500 SEK, search fee: 2500, both mandatory) 3 000
Additional fee for each patent claim beyond the first ten (mandatory) 150
Additional fee for additional time limit to submit translation or transcript of pursued international application 500
Special additional fee applicable when pursued international patent application covers an invention not subject to either a special international type search or an international preliminary patentability examination, and where neither section 36 nor 37 of the Patents Act applies 3 000
Fee payable to the patent authority according to section 36 or 37 of the Patents Act 1 000
Reinstatement fee for dismissed patent application 500
Granting fee according to section 19, paragraph 2 of the Patents Act 1 400
Additional fee for publication of each started page of the application beyond the first eight pages (number of pages calculated according to publishing format) 175
Additional fee for each new patent claim submitted after the application was filed or, where applicable, is considered as filed, if the number of claims then exceeds the number for which a filing fee has been paid 150
Fee for request for restoration of lost time 1 000
Application for registration of pledge according to section 104 of the Patents Act 500
Fee for International Type Search (ITS) when such search is requested in a national patent application where set filing fee has been paid to PRV 5 450
Additional Fee for International Type Search (ITS) when such search is requested in a national patent application where set filing fee has been paid to another Nordic patent authority 8 450
Additional fee for International Type Search (ITS) in a patent application from a developing country 8 450
Supplementary fee for International Type Search (ITS) when such search is requested for inventions independent of that specified in the first patent claim, for each invention or group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept 8 450
Supplementary fee for International Type Search (ITS) for each patent claim beyond the first ten where such claim fee has not already been paid to PRV regarding the same patent application 150
Fee for public notification, section 22, point 5 of the Swedish Patent Act. 500

About payment of annual fees for validated European patents

Annual fees for patent applications and patentsRegular fee
(SEK)
Increased fee
(SEK)
1st contribution year (due together with 3rd contribution year) 300 360
2nd contribution year (due together with 3rd contribution year) 450 540
3rd contribution year 550 660
4th contribution year 1 000 1 200
5th contribution year 1 300 1 560
6th contribution year 1 600 1 920
7th contribution year 1 800 2 160
8th contribution year 2 200 2 640
9th contribution year 2 500 3 000
10th contribution year 2 800 3 360
11th contribution year 3 100 3 720
12th contribution year 3 400 4 080
13th contribution year 3 800 4 560
14th contribution year 4 100 4 920
15th contribution year 4 400 5 280
16th contribution year 4 700 5 640
17th contribution year 5 000 6 000
18th contribution year 5 400 6 480
19th contribution year 5 700 6 840
20th contribution year 6 000 7 200
An increased annual fee is taken when the fee is paid later than the due date, according to section 41, paragraph 3 or section 42, paragraph 3 of the Patents Act. The increase is taken as 20% of the regular fee.

 

Fees for granted patents

Fee
(SEK)
Fee for request for restoration of lost time 1 000
Fee for registration of pledge agreement 500
Application for registration of new or changed owner of rights 500
Application for registration of licence 500
Application for registration of change of address 500

 

Fees relating to supplementary protection

Fee
(SEK)
Fee for application for supplementary protection certificate (SPC) 5 000
Annual fee for supplementary protection certificate (SPC) 10 000
Fee for application for extension of the term of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC)
3 000

Patent limitation

Fee
(SEK)
Fee for request for patent limitation or revocation of a patent 8 500

 

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