Vicennial Renewal – South African, Nigerian and SANi Patents

S&Z and the GlobalIPCo system processes Vicennial Renewals for South African, Nigerian and SANi* patents.

Nigerian Patent Vicennial Renewal

To renew a Nigerian patent for one year costs 8,204.25 Nigerian Naira (about US$ 20) in official fees. The Nigerian Patent Office permits pre-payment of Nigerian patent renewals, and the total fees to renew a Nigerian patent “to term” (i.e. to pre-pay all 19 Nigerian patent renewals) are:

Total official feesUS$ 380
Total professional feesUS$ 350
Total Nigerian Vicennial Renewal FeeUS$ 730*

* Law firms are entitled to discounted pricing

South African Patent Vicennial Renewal

The official fees to renew a South African patent are:

YearOfficial fee
4, 5 and 6R 130 (about US$ 7.50)
7 and 8R 85
9 and 10R 100
11 and 12R 120
13 and 14R 145
15 and 16R 164
17 and 18R 181
19 and 20R 206

The South African Patent Office also permits pre-payment of South African patent renewals, and the total fees to renew a South African patent “to term” (i.e. to pre-pay all 17 South African patent renewals) are:

Total official feesR 2,392 (about US$ 140)
Total professional feesUS$ 345
Total South African Vicennial Renewal FeeUS$ 485*

* Law firms are entitled to discounted pricing

SANi Patent Vicennial Renewal

Total fees to renew a SANi Patent “to term” (i.e. to pre-pay all patent renewals for the 20-year term) are:

Total official feesUS$ 520
Total professional feesUS$ 495
Total Nigerian Vicennial Renewal FeeUS$ 1,015*

Vicennial renewals are the cheapest way to pay Nigerian, South African and SANi patent renewals, significantly reducing the patent lifetime costs.

[* The SANi patent is not the creation of a Treaty]

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