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Spain: Official Fee Changes Effective April 1, 2017

Effective April 1, 2017 the official fees for annuities and SPC maintenance fees will change under the recently approved new Patent Law in Spain.  Please note that according to the new law, annuities can not be paid in advance of the expiration date (which is still the last day of the application month).  The new law stipulates a period of three months from expiration date to pay annuities without surcharges. A surcharge will be imposed if paid after the three month period following expiration period.