Your organisation has taken the step of applying for a patent. Once you have received your granted patent, however, the process does not end there. You will also have to invest time, money and energy in managing your patent during the twenty-year term.
For example, you will need to detect any infringement of your intellectual property rights and take subsequent action, but you also need to pass on any changes to your company name or address. NL Patent Office has provided a list of all procedures relating to the enforcement, amendment and defence of your patent.
- It is the responsibility of the patent holder to pay the annual fee on time.
- NL Patent Office does not sent any invoices for annual fees, deeds, requests etc.
- As a government agency NL Patent Office is not subject to VAT, therefore no VAT will be calculated on annual fees, deeds, requests etc.