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Patent protection cost per country - India

You fill find in the table below the information regarding the costs of registering patents in India.

Phases Activities Govt Fee (Individual/Start-Ups) Expected Attorney Fee
Filing  Phase Filing of complete specifications Approx 19 Euros Approx 600 - 750 Euros
Filing of additional documents:
Power of attorney (mandatory)
Assignment/Proof of right (mandatory)
Priority document or PCT IB 304 (mandatory if any)
Translation of priority document (mandatory if any)
NIL Approx 100 - 150 Euros per document
Filing of details of corresponding applications (mandatory)
Filing search and examination reports from other patent family members (not mandatory in filing phase but might be requested in pre-grant phase)
NIL Approx 200 - 250 Euros 
Pre-grant Phase Publication NIL NIL
Filing request for early Publication (Optional) Approx 30 Euros Approx 100-150 Euros
Filing Request For examination (mandatory) or
Filing request for expedited examination 
Approx 48 Euros
Approx 97 Euros

Approx 200-250 Euros
Drafting and Filing response to the First Examination Report (FER) (mandatory)
plus filing details of corresponding patent applications
and search and examination reports - usually requested in the FER
NIL Approx 550-750 Euros

Approx 200 - 250 Euros
Approx 200 - 250 Euros 
Attending Hearing and subitting hearing submissions -  in Case if objections raised by the Examiner in the FER were not found addressed or Examiner/Controller wants to further discuss the application NIL Approx 600-800 Euros
Post-grant Phase Obtaining and forwarding the Patent certificate NIL Approx 100 - 120 Euros
Total annuity/renewal fees  for first 5 years Approx 39 Euros/ per annum Approx 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees  from year 6 to year 10 Approx. 116 Euros/ per annum Approx 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees from year 11 to year 15 Approx 290 Euros/ per annum Approx 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees from year 16 to year 20 Approx 483 Euros/ per annum Approx 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Filing working statement (mandatory annual requirement) NIL Approx 200 - 250 Euros 



Disclaimer: The fees included in these results are are an estimation of the minimum price of protection. This estimation only aims to serve as a guide, additional official costs and taxes may apply. Furthermore the costs expressed in € are subject to change due to variations in the exchange rate with the local currency. No responsibility is accepted for actions taken the basis of the information provided in this document.