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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.

PhasesActivitiesGovt Fee (Individual/Start-Ups)Expected Attorney Fee
Filing  PhaseFiling of complete specificationsApprox 19 EurosApprox 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)
NILApprox 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)
NILApprox 200 - 250 Euros 
Pre-grant PhasePublicationNILNIL
Filing request for early Publication (Optional)Approx 30 EurosApprox 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
NILApprox 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 applicationNILApprox 600-800 Euros
Post-grant PhaseObtaining and forwarding the Patent certificateNILApprox 100 - 120 Euros
Total annuity/renewal fees  for first 5 yearsApprox 39 Euros/ per annumApprox 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees  from year 6 to year 10Approx. 116 Euros/ per annumApprox 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees from year 11 to year 15Approx 290 Euros/ per annumApprox 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Total annuity/renewal fees from year 16 to year 20Approx 483 Euros/ per annumApprox 120-150 Euros/ per annum
Filing working statement (mandatory annual requirement)NILApprox 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.