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Decree on the Fees of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

 SI031: Industrial Property (Fees), Decree

On the basis of the first paragraph of Article 9 of the Industrial Property Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 51/06), the second paragraph of the Act on the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, NoS. 7/03 and 60/06) and the seventh paragraph of Article 21 of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 24/05), the Government of the Republic of Slovenia hereby issues the following

DECREE 1 ON THE FEES OF THE SLOVENIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

Article 1 (Amounts of fees)

The amounts of fees payable in euros for the acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights shall be the following:

1. PATENTS

1.2 Filing fee (including maintenance of the patent for the first 3 years) 110 1.2 Renewal fees

3 rd

year (only for European patents) 30

4 th

year 34

5 th

year 42

6 th

year 50

7 th

year 60

8 th

year 70

9 th

h year 80

10 th

year 110

11 th

year 154

12 th

year 200

13 th

year 234

14 th

year 274

15 th

year 310

16 th

year 390

17 th

year 510

18 th

year 654

19 th

year 870

20 th

year 1100

1.3 Additional requests 1.3.1 correction of priority claim 30 1.3.2 restoration of priority right 42

1 Published in the Official Gazette RS, No 128/06. Entry into force : 1 January 2007.

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1.3.3 issuance of declaratory decision 85 1.3.4 acquisition of data or opinion for the issuance of declaratory decision 1091

1.4 Agreement on the Extension of European patents to Slovenia and European Patent Convention 1.4.1 publication of translation 100 1.4.2 any subsequent publication 60 1.4.3 conversion of European patent application into national 110

2. SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES

2.1 Filing fee 420 2.2 Renewal fees

1 st

year 1702

2 nd

year 2102

3 rd

year 2504

4 th

year 3004

5 th

year 3404

3. INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

3.1 Filing fee (including maintenance of the design for the first 5 years) 3.1.1 one design 80 3.1.2 each additional design included in the same deposit 65 3.2 Renewal fee 3.2.1 further 5 years for each design 70 3.3 Registered Community designs 3.3.1 transmittal fee 50

4. TRADEMARKS

4.1 Filing fee 4.1.1 up to 3 classes 100 4.1.2 each additional class 20 4.1.3 collective mark (up to 3 classes) 250 4.1.4 each additional class 50 4.2 Registration fee for 10 years (including maintenance of the trademark for the first 10 years) or renewal fee for further 10 years 4.2.1 up to 3 classes 150 4.2.2 each additional class 50 4.3 Additional requests 4.3.1 correction of classification (for each good/service) 5 4.3.2 opposition to registration 75 4.4 International registration 4.4.1 transmittal fee 60 4.4.2 opposition to registration 85

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4.5 Community trademarks 4.5.1 transmittal fee 50

5. TOPOGRAFIES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

5.1 Registration fee (including application, publication, certificate and maintenance)

250

6. REGISTERS

6.1 Entry of a change 40 6.2 Entry of a partial transfer of rights 70

7. MISCELLANEOUS FEES

7.1 Request for further processing (after non- observance of a time limit)

100

7.2 Request for re-establishment of rights 150

Article 2 (International fees for PCT applications)

The fee for the transmittal to the International Bureau of an international patent application filed with the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty shall be 91 euros.

Article 3 (Payment of fees)

(1) Fees referred to in Articles 1 and 2 shall be paid:

(a) by payment to the account held by the Office; (b) by written order for payment from funds previously deposited to the account; or (c) by cash or non-cash payment at the Office.

(2) Costs of non-cash payment shall be borne by the payer.

(3) Cash payments of up to 420 euros may be made to the Office cashier.

(4) The account number of the Office open with the Uprava RS za javna plačila in Ljubljana for payment of fees referred to in Article 1 is 01100-1000307004.

(5) The account number of the Office open with the Uprava RS za javna plačila in Ljubljana for payment of fees referred to in Article 2 is 01100-6300109972.

Article 4 (Date to be considered as the date of payment)

(1) Where the fee is paid to the accounts referred to in Article 3(4) or (5), the date of payment shall be considered to be the date of the payment order, provided that the amount of the payment is entered in the account in five working days. Failing that, the date of payment shall be considered to be the date on which the amount of the payment is actually entered in the account.

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(2) Where the fee is paid by written order referred to in Article 3(1)(b), the date of payment shall be considered to be the date of receipt of the order for payment from funds previously deposited or, if at the time of receipt of such order there were not enough funds available, the date of the inflow of the missing funds.

(3) Where the fee is paid by cash or non-cash payment at the Office, the date of payment shall be considered to be the date of payment to the Office cashier.

(4) Irrespective of the payment method, the payer shall, in the communication to the Office, unambiguously indicate the purpose of payment or number of the subject for which the fee is being paid, or else the date of payment shall be considered to be the date when the Office finds out which fee and for which subject has been paid.

Article 5 (Written request for the opening of deposit)

(1) The Office shall open a deposit on the basis of a written request sent by ordinary post or e-mail. The request shall include:

(a) an indication that the opening of a deposit is being requested; (b) the number of the account for which the opening of the deposit is being requested; (c) information on the deposit holder; (d) information on authorized persons and the scope of the authorization; (e) contact information (telephone, fax, address).

(2) The Office shall inform the deposit holder of the opening of the deposit, and of the number under which the Office manages the deposit.

Article 6 (Payments to deposit)

In addition to direct payment, any other funds paid in by the deposit holder to which the Office is not entitled may also be transferred to the deposit on the basis of a written order.

Article 7 (Order for payment from deposit)

(1) An order for payment from the deposit shall include:

(a) an indication that funds from the deposit shall be used for the payment; (b) information on the deposit holder and the deposit number; (c) the subject, sum and purpose of the payment; (d) information on the ordering party and the signature thereof.

(2) A written order for payment shall be sent to the Office by post, fax or e-mail.

Article 8 (Deposit)

(1) The Office shall keep a record of inflows into the deposit and payments from it, and at least once a month shall send a statement of all transactions in the deposit to the deposit holder for the period since the most recent statement. The deposit holder shall immediately inform the Office of any irregularities discovered. (2) The funds in the deposit shall not be remunerated. (3) The management of the deposit shall be free of charge.

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Article 9 (Closure of deposit)

The deposit shall be closed at the request of the holder or ex officio by the Office. Upon the closure of the deposit, all unused funds shall be returned to the deposit holder.

Article 10 (Cessation of application)

On the date this Decree enters into force, the Decree on the fees of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 65/06) shall cease to apply.

Article 11 (Entry into force)

This Decree shall enter into force on 1 January 2007.