Intellectual Property Service

FEES TO BE PAID

1. PATENT OF INVENTION

Application for a protection of a patent with a provisional specification(Formal examination)            10,000 RWF
Application for a protection of a patent with a final specification(formal examination)                        30,000 RWF
Publication of a patent application                                                                                                     20,000 RWF
Annual fees                                                                                                                                     100,000 RWF
Surchage of a late payment of renewal                                                                                             30,000 RWF
Registration and publication of the agreement granting the licence                                                  20,000 RWF
Requesting for a unilateral licence                                                                                                  100,000 RWF
Request to transfer ownership                                                                                                          40.000 RWF
Withdrawal of a patent before the request of substantive examination                                             10,000 RWF
Amendment or change of name , address or contact information                                                     10,000 RWF
Substantive examination Determined by the institution in charge of the substance examination
Amendment or division of an application                                                                                           10,000 RWF
Restoration of a patent application                                                                                                    30,000 RWF
Registration and publication of the invalidation of patent                                                                  20,000 RWF
Radiation of the contractual license                                                                                                  10,000 RWF
Modification or withdrawal of compulsory license                                                                              10,000 RWF
Convert a patent application into application for utility model certificate                                             5,000 RWF
Collection of international fees                                                                                                           CHF 1,330
Transmittal fees                                                                                                                                       150 USD
Request of a missing copy                                                                                                                      100 USD
Request to have an international application treated as an application in the national phase                150 USD
Priority document                                                                                                                                      50 USD
Restoration of right of priority                                                                                                                    50 USD
Restoration of right of priority by designated office                                                                                   50 USD
Compliance with the requirement in response to the invitation                                                                 40 USD
Delay in meeting time limit                                                                                                                        50 USD
Duplicate of certificate                                                                                                                       10.000 RWF

2. UTILITY MODEL FEES

Application to register the utility model                                                                                              10,000 RWF
Publication of utility model                                                                                                                 20,000 RWF
Substantive examination Determined by the institution in charge of the substance examination
Renewal of utility model after five years from the filing date                                                            250.000 RWF
Surcharge for the late payment of renewal                                                                                        50.000 RWF
Application of transfer of ownership                                                                                                   15.000 RWF
Registration of the contractual license                                                                                               50.000 RWF
Application with a provisional specification                                                                                          5.000 RWF
Application with a final specification                                                                                                     5.000 RWF
Amendment or division of an application                                                                                           10.000 RWF
Registration and publication of the invalidation of utility model                                                          20.000 RWF
Amendment or change of name , address or contact information                                                       5.000 RWF
Withdrawal of the utility model before the request of substantive examination                                  10.000 RWF
Restoration of the utility model application                                                                                        10.000 RWF
Publication of transfer of ownership                                                                                                   20.000 RWF
Radiation of the contractual license                                                                                                   10.000 RWF
Request for the grant of licenses as of right (license de plein droit)                                                  10.000 RWF
Duplicate of certificate                                                                                                                       10.000 rwf

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