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Patent Office

Frequency

First Payment

Cost Range

Annual

4th year of filing

AUD 300 - 2550

Annual

3rd year of filing

EUR 470 - 1575

Annual

3rd year of filing

EUR 60 - 468

Annual

4th year of filing

NZD 100 - 350

Annual

3rd year of filing

NOK 700 - 6500

Annual

4th year of filing

GBP 70 - 610

Quadrennial

3.5 years after grant

USD 400 - 7400

 

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Espacenet provides access to text and images of patents and published applications worldwide.

European Patent Register contains procedural information on all European patent applications from the moment they are published. It includes links to the patent registers of many of the EPO member states, showing the status of European patents after grant, when the national patent offices take over responsibility of them.

Global Brand Database provides access to text or image in brand data from multiple national and international sources, including trademarks, appellations of origin, and official emblems.

Global Dossier is a set of business services aimed at modernizing the global patent system and delivering benefits to all stakeholders through a single portal/user interface. Users have access to the file histories of related applications from participating IP offices (USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO, and SIPO).

Ipsum provides status and information on UK patent applications.

Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) provides access to issued or patent application status, access to publication image file wrapper, and, for registered customers, secured access to pending application documents.

PatFT provides full access to text and images of patents. AppFT provides full access to text and images of published patent applications.

The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of application, as well as to patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) provides access to text and images of registered marks and marks in pending and abandoned applications.

The Lens provides access to patent records from over 95 jurisdictions. The patent searching capability allows use of advanced boolean functions, structured search, biological search, and classification search options. Analysis functions and faceted exploration tools allow drilling down an discovery of new insights, and sharing or embedding these in any website.

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Access issued or patent application status, publication image file wrapper, and, for registered customers, pending application documents. File patent applications and documents online.

Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) provides an online interface for completing and submitting patent assignment recordation coversheet.

OPR

Order certified and uncertified copies of patent and trademark documents.

Search for US assignments in patents and published patent applications.

Access forms for doing business at the patent office.

Pay maintenance fees online.

Search trademark database for text and images of registered marks and marks in pending and abandoned trademark applications.

 

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Review recently published decisions by the EPO Board of Appeal.

Memos to US patent examiners providing guidance on examination procedures.

Decisions of USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on inter partes, post-grant, and covered business method patent reviews and derivation proceedings, appeals from adverse examination decisions in patent examinations and reexamination proceedings, and interferences.

Guides explaining how US patent examiners should evaluate claims for patent subject matter eligibility under 35 USC 101.