PATENTS FORMS AND FEES


FORM CODE DESCRIPTION FEES
P1, P6 Application for a patent accompanied by a provisional specification in terms of section 30(1), {reg. 22(1)(a) and (e)} R60.00
P1, P7, P8 Application for a patent accompanied by a complete specification in terms of section 30(1), {reg. 22(1)(a) and (e)} R590.00
P1 Late claiming of priority in terms of proviso (i) of section 31(1), per month or part thereof (regs. 23-25) R50.00

P4

Request to register: R4.00
P4 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
R4.00
P4 b) Application to extend privileges of attorney in terms of section 22, (reg. 75) R145.00
P4 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) R145.00
P4 d) Application to claim priority in terms of section 30(7) (reg. 39 R50.00
P4 e) Application to amend or to lodge a fresh application in terms of section 37 (reg. 37) R50.00
P4 f) Change of complete specification into a provisional specification in terms of section 38(1) (reg. 37(2) R50.00
P4 g) Post-dating of application in terms of section 38(2) (reg. 37(3) R50.00
P4 h) Application for revocation of independent patent and grant of patent of addition as independent patent in terms of section 39(3) (reg. 35) R50.00
P4 i) Application for extension of time of acceptance of a complete specification in terms of proviso to section 40 (regs. 42 and 45) R50.00
P4 1. Up to end of 18 months
P4 2.Thereafter per month or part thereof (not exceeding 3 months) R50.00
P4 3.After 21 months (per month or part thereof) j) Application for the return of lapsed application in terms of section 41 (reg. 43) R145.00
P4 k)  Application to extend period for publication of acceptance in terms of section 42(3) (reg. 46). Thereafter per month or part thereof R90.00
P4 l) Application for correction of clerical errors and amendment of documents in terms of section 50 (reg. 11) R90.00
P4 m) Application to rectify register in terms of section 52 (reg. 39) R90.00
P4 n) Endorsement or cancellation of endorsement in terms of sections 53, 54(1) and (3) (regs. 63 and 66) R90.00
P4 o) Change of address for service in terms of section 87(2) (reg. 10) R20.00
P4 p) Cancellation of notice of hypothecation in terms of section 60(3) R50.00
P4 q) Reasons by Registrar (reg. 78) R245.00
P4 r) Any other request not provided for R26.00
P5 and P8 Late lodgment of documents, in terms of sections 30(6) and 32 (regs. 22, 31 and 38) R50.00
P10 Application for the extension of the period for payment of renewal fees in terms of section 46(2) (reg. 48(3 R90.00
P10 a) Thereafter for each one month or part thereof (not exceeding five months) R90.00
P10 b) On application to restore lapsed patent in terms of section 47(1) (reg. 49) R50.00
P10 (Notice of motion ) c) After restoration, payment of unpaid renewal fees in terms of section 47(5) R286.00
P10 Renewal fees in terms of section 46(1) (reg. 48(1) R130
P10 a) i. Before expiration of the third year
P10 ii. Before expiration of the fourth year R130.00
P10 v. Before expiration of the seventh year R85.00
P10 vi. Before expiration of the eighth year R100.00
P10 ix. Before expiration of the eleventh year R120.00
P10 x. Before expiration of the twelfth year R145.00
P10 xi. Before expiration of the thirteenth year R145.00
P10 xii. Before expiration of the fourteenth year R164.00
P10 xiii. Before expiration of the fifteenth year R164.00
P10 xiv. Before expiration of the sixteenth year R181.00
P10 xv. Before expiration of the seventeenth year R181.00
P10 xvi. Before expiration of the eighteenth year R206.00
P10 xvii. Before expiration of the nineteenth year R206.00
P10 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) R50.00
P11 Application to amend a provisional specification in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(1) R70.00
P12 Application to amend a complete specification before open to public inspection in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(2) R70.00
P13 Application to amend a complete specification after open to public inspection in terms of section 51(1) (reg. 52(2) and (3) R242.00
P14 Application to make a supplementary disclosure in a patent specification in terms of section 51(8) (reg. 52(2)) R50.00
P16 a) For first application R70.00
P16 b) For second and subsequent applications R26.00
P17 Application to be registered as a patent customer or a patent attorney in terms of section 20 R206.00
P18 Request for removal from the register of the name of a patent customer or patent attorney in terms of section 23 (reg. 72) R90.00
P19 a) Notice of opposition in terms of reg. 82 R206.00
P20 b) Application for revocation in terms of section 61 (reg. 89) R206.00
P21 Application for the voluntary surrender of a patent in terms of section 64(1) (reg. 67) R50.00
P22 Notice of future proceedings (reg. 95) R120.00
Reprographic copies of documents , per page R1.00
Transmittal fee in terms of section 43C (reg. 67A(a) R500.00
International fee in terms of section 43D (reg. 67A(b) R 2 790.00
a) Basic fee R 2 790.00
i) If the application contains no more than 30 sheets; and
ii. Supplement per sheet over 30 R65.00
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)
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
P25 PCT application National phase R4290
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 Entry of International Application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty into South African National Phase and Acknowledgement of Receipt.