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TARIFFS: PATENTS
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TARIFF OF CHARGES, SOUTH AFRICA, 2017

BBEE Status: We have received our Level 2 Accreditation for 2013

Hahn & Hahn voted IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year in South Africa 2013
Janusz Luterek has been voted one of the worlds top1000 IP attorneys
   

GBP

EURO

US$

1.

Filing Application (excluding drafting or revision of specification)

(1.497) (1,273)  
 

Accompanied by complete specification in the first instance, including

     
 

Claiming priority and reporting letter

     
 

priority document supplied)

635,00

750,00

950,00

 

Delay of acceptance (excludes official fee)

215,00

250,00

320,00

 

Subsequent receipt and filing of outstanding documents, from

147,00

170,00

220,00

 

Acceptance and Publication (Grant of Patent)

234,00

275,00

350,00

 

Obtaining Letters Patent and Forwarding to Patentee

234,00

275,00

350,00

 

Correction of Clerical Error (minimum charge)

Voluntary amendment of specification prior to acceptance (minimum charge)

234,00

300,00

275,00

355,00

350,00

450,00

 

 

     

2.

Recording Assignment, Licence or Notice of Interest

     

 

One patent

287,00

338,00

430,00

 

 

     

3.

Renewals

     
 

3.1 Paying renewal fees on South African patent:

     
 

3.1.1 4th to 6th year, per year

159,00

187,00

238,00

 

3.1.2 7th to 8th year, per year

155,00

183,00

232,00

 

3.1.3 9th to 10th year, per year

157,00

185,00

235,00

 

3.1.4 11th to 12th year, per year

160,00

189,00

241,00

 

3.1.5 13th to 14th year, per year

164,00

193,00

247,00

 

3.1.6 15th to 16th year, per year

166,00

196,00

251,00

 

3.1.7 17th to 18th year, per year

169,00

199,00

255,00

 

3.1.8 19th to 20th year, per year

174,00

205,00

264,00

 

 

     
 

3.2 Extension of time for paying renewal fees in South Africa

     
 

3.2.1 One month’s extension

74,00

88,00

112,00

 

3.2.2 For each additional month up to a maximum of 6 months ADD

10,00

11,00

14,00

 

 

     

4.

Searches

     
 

Inspecting patent register in respect of:

     
 

One patent or application

101,00

119,00

152,00

 

each additional patent or application

29,00

35,00

44,00

 

Name index search in respect of:

     
 

the first name searched, from

136,00

160,00

203,00

 

each additional name searched at the same time, from

63,00

75,00

96,00

 

 

     
 

Subject matter search costs are partly time based and partly dependent on disbursements such as computer on line costs

     
 

 

     

5.

Drafting of documents, litigation and consultations

     

 

Per hour, depending upon the seniority of the patent attorney, see 6.5 below

     

 

 

     

6.

General

     
 

6.1 Receiving, perusing and preparing any document (per folio)

     
 

(depending on complexity, time taken, etc.)

25 – 50

29 – 58

36 – 72

 

6.2 Typing documents (per folio and where not included in 1 above)

14,00

17,00

19,00

 

6.3 Translations from French or German (including typing) per

     
 

100 words, from

22,00

26,00

32,00

 

6.4 Photocopies (per page)

1,00

1,00

1,40

 

6.5 Professional time charge (per hour)

     
 

6.5.1 qualified practitioner

245,00

289,00

368,00

 

6.5.2 practitioner qualified for 10 years or more, from

300,00

355,00

 

450,00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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