Patent Fees
Item Description Corresponding Form ID Amount
1 Application for a patent accompanied by a provisional specification in terms of section 30(1), {reg. 22(1)(a) and (e)} 1 and 6 R60
2 Application for a patent accompanied by a complete specification in terms of section 30(1), {reg. 22(1)(a) and (e)} 1, 7 and 8 R590
3 Late claiming of priority in terms of proviso (i) of section 31(1), per month or part thereof (regs. 23-25) 1 R50
4 Request to register: 4 R4
  a) To inspect the register and documents in terms of section 12    
  Plus copies supplied of documents or particulars of register in terms of section 13, per page 4 R1
  b) Application to extend privileges of attorney in terms of section 22, (reg. 75) 4 R145
  c) Application by a patent attorney who has been suspended or whose name has been removed from the register in terms of section 24(4) and (5), (reg. 74) 4 R145
  d) Application to claim priority in terms of section 30(7) (reg. 39) 4 R50
  e) Application to amend or to lodge a fresh application in terms of section 37 (reg. 37) 4 R50
  f) Change of complete specification into a provisional specification in terms of section 38(1) (reg. 37(2)) 4 R50
  g) Post-dating of application in terms of section 38(2) (reg. 37(3)) 4 R50
  h) Application for revocation of independent patent and grant of patent of addition as independent patent in terms of section 39(3) (reg. 35) 4 R90
  i) Application for extension of time of acceptance of a complete specification in terms of proviso to section 40 (regs. 42 and 45): 4 R50
  1. Up to end of 18 months    
  2.Thereafter per month or part thereof (not exceeding 3 months)   R50
  3.After 21 months (per month or part thereof) j) Application for the return of lapsed application in terms of section 41 (reg. 43) 4 R145
  k) Application to extend period for publication of acceptance in terms of section 42(3) (reg. 46). Thereafter per month or part thereof 4 R90
  l) Application for correction of clerical errors and amendment of documents in terms of section 50 (reg. 11) 4 R90
  m) Application to rectify register in terms of section 52 (reg. 39) 4 R90
  n) Endorsement or cancellation of endorsement in terms of sections 53, 54(1) and (3) (regs. 63 and 66) 4 R90
  o) Change of address for service in terms of section 87(2) (reg. 10) 4 R20
  p) Cancellation of notice of hypothecation in terms of section 60(3) 4 R50
  q) Reasons by Registrar (reg. 78) 4 R245
  r) Any other request not provided for 4 R26
5 Late lodgment of documents, in terms of sections 30(6) and 32 (regs. 22, 31 and 38) 5 and 8 R50
6 Application for the extension of the period for payment of renewal fees in terms of section 46(2) (reg. 48(3)) 10 R90
  a) Thereafter for each one month or part thereof (not exceeding five months) 10 R90
  b) On application to restore lapsed patent in terms of section 47(1) (reg. 49) 10 R50
  c) After restoration, payment of unpaid renewal fees in terms of section 47(5) Notice of motion 10 R286
7 Renewal fees in terms of section 46(1) (reg. 48(1)) 10 R130
  a) i. Before expiration of the third year    
  ii. Before expiration of the fourth year 10 R130
  v. Before expiration of the seventh year 10 R85
  vi. Before expiration of the eighth year 10 R100
  ix. Before expiration of the eleventh year 10 R120
  x. Before expiration of the twelfth year 10 R145
  (xi. Before expiration of the thirteenth year 10 R145
  xii. Before expiration of the fourteenth year 10 R164
  xiii. Before expiration of the fifteenth year 10 R164
  xiv. Before expiration of the sixteenth year 10 R181
  xv. Before expiration of the seventeenth year 10 R181
  xvi. Before expiration of the eighteenth year 10 R206
  xvii. Before expiration of the nineteenth year 10 R206
  b) On patents endorsed ‘licenses of right’ in terms of section 53(2)(d) on the same basis as in (a) (per annum or part thereof) 10 R50
8 Application to amend a provisional specification in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(1)) 11 R70
9 Application to amend a complete specification before open to public inspection in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(2)) 12 R70
10 Application to amend a complete specification after open to public inspection in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(2) and (3)) 13 R242
11 Application to make a supplementary disclosure in a patent specification in terms of section 51(8) (reg. 52(2)) 14 R50
  a) For first application 16 R70
  b) For second and subsequent applications 16 R26
14 Application to be registered as a patent customer or a patent attorney in terms of section 20 17 R206
15 Request for removal from the register of the name of a patent customer or patent attorney in terms of section 23 (reg. 72) 18 R90
16 a) Notice of opposition in terms of reg. 82 19 R206
  b) Application for revocation in terms of section 61 (reg. 89) 20 R206
17 Application for the voluntary surrender of a patent in terms of section 64(1) (reg. 67) 21 R50
18 Notice of future proceedings (reg. 95) 22 R120
19     R4
20 Reprographic copies of documents , per page   R1
23 Transmittal fee in terms of section 43C (reg. 67A(a))   R500
24 International fee in terms of section 43D (reg. 67A(b))   R2790
  a) Basic fee   R2790
  i. If the application contains no more than 30 sheets; and   R2790
24 ii. Supplement per sheet over 30   R65
  b) Designation fee, per designation (provided that any designation under Rule 4.9(a) of the PCT Regulation in excess of 10 shall not require payment of a designation fee)   R644
  c) Designation fee, per designation (for designations under Rule 4.9(b) and confirmed under Rule 4.9(c) of the PCT Regulations   R644
  d) Where the International Searching Authority is the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO)   R4290
25 PCT application National phase 25 R590

Patent Forms

Type of Form Description
P1 Application for a patent and acknowledgement of receipt
P2 Register of patents
P3 Declaration and power of attorney
P4 Application or request to Registrar
P6 Provisional specification
P7 Complete specification
P8 Publication particulars and abstractPCTcalc.pdf
P10 Payment & certificate of renewal
P12 Application to ammend a complete specification
P16 Application to record a transaction affecting the rights in a patenet application or a patenet restoration request
P25 Entry of International Application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty into South African National Phase and Acknowledgement of Receipt.
P26 Statement on the indigenous biological resource, genetic resource traditional knowledge or use.
PCT request Entry of International Application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty into South African National Phase and Acknowledgement of Receipt.
PCT fee calculation sheet PCT fee calculation sheet