New rules for official fees
As from January 1, 2011, the Uruguayan PTO has modified the official fees and incorporated new charges.
The official fee for filing an application including up to 10 claims and the fee corresponding to each additional claim up to 50, raised approximately 37%. Moreover, a new charge has been included for each additional claim.
In addition, rates for requesting examination up to 10 claims went up 174%, as well as tariffs for each additional claim were increased in a higher percentage.
As for the last steps of prosecution and registry of patents, new fees have been set up according to the number of claims: up to 10 claims; from 11 to 50; from 51 to 100; from 101 to 200; and more than 200.
Finally, fees for annuities payments will differ according to the annuity that must be paid. There have been established three ranges of prices: 1 to 5 years, 6 to 10 years and from 10 years.
New fees were announced for late renewals, regardless if the trademark is word or device.
Please note that official fees are updated every three months according to the local level of prices, therefore, there might be some additional variations.