How to pay patent renewal fees

Renewal fees are to be paid annually for the third and every subsequent year, counting from the filing date of an application. The annual fee is subject to an increase if paid later than the due date (in additional 6 months period, specified fee amounts doubled).
The Office informs the applicant/holder of a patent of non-payment of renewal fees and consequences thereof.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or via Internet banking.

The bank details for the fee payment are as follows:

 
Bank name and address: Croatian National Bank 
Trg hrvatskih velikana 3
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
 
BIC (SWIFT) CODE: NBHRHR2XXXX
Account holder name and address: Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia, 
Katanciceva 5, 
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Account name: State Budget of the Republic of Croatia
Account number / IBAN: HR12 1001 0051 8630 0016 0
Remarks / descriptions / payment information field: MODEL: HR63 PNB: 5657-6179-140007

IMPORTANT: 

  1. All payments must include the name of the patent applicant/holder and one of the following information: 
    -    the complete application/patent number or
    -    the complete European patent number 
    They should be entered in the free text field of the payment order!
  2. Additional exchange and/or bank fees are to be carried by the payer separately, so as not to reduce the amount of the respective annual fee. Otherwise, the Office will invite the payer to pay the difference up to the legally prescribed fee amount or the right will be lost.
  3. The accepted currencies for fees payment are: HRK, EUR, USD, NOK, SEK, CHF, GBP, DKK, CAD and JPY. The relevant exchange rate is the middle exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank (HNB).
  4. The evidence of payment should be submitted to the Office either by e-mail or other suitable means.

 

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