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Maintenance of a patent

A recurring fee must be paid to the granting (authority) body for virtually every patent right that is applied for or granted. This payment, known as the annual fee or maintenance fee, must be paid on time.

Arnold + Siedsma will pay the annual fees at your request. Arnold + Siedsma will arrange the payment of the annual fees in all countries of the world.

The payments are arranged by the Arnold + Siedsma office which specialises in this area, and which is located in Zug (Switzerland). A “state-of-the-art” computer system is used here to ensure that you are alerted in good time to pay the fees. Our office’s track record in making payments of this type and our administrative system are among the best in Europe.

The annual payment also often leads to a commercial assessment of whether the payment should be continued.

Arnold + Siedsma can help you to carry out this assessment, in which the scope of protection and commercial benefit are weighed up against the payment of the official fee concerned.

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