Patent fees will increase up to 36% in Canada as from January 1st, 2024.
Applicants who intend to file patent applications in Canada in the near future car reduce the costs by filing theses patent applications in 2023.
This applies to the filing of patent applications under priority of another patent application, to the entry into national phase of International applications and in particular to the filing of divisional applications, for which fees are high and a substantial save can be obtained.
Besides, the payment of some fees such as future maintenance fees and examination fees may be anticipated to benefit from the lower rate.
A new patent fee schedule will also enter into force on December 1st, 2023 in Argentina with a substantial increase of the patent fees, some fees being nearly doubled.
The programmed filing of patent applications in Argentina such as patent applications filed under priority of another patent application or a divisional application may be anticipated for benefiting from the fees at the lower rate as a cost-saving measure.
Do not hesitate to contact our patent professionals in case you have any questions about the new changes or to discuss strategy.