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Extension of Invention Patent from the China National Intellectual Property Administration

Payment of Annual Fee

How to Apply

Deadline for Formalities

The duration of invention patent is 20 years counting from the application date. The annual fee of extension of invention patent counts from the application date in the Mainland, and the fee for application of extension has included the annual fees of first three years, and the coming annual fees (including the approved and the approval-pending extensions of patent) should be paid, within 6 months of the due date of annual fee in the previous year.

Formalities and Documents Required for Application

  1. Online application
    1. User of “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” and “eSignCloud” Service
      1. First-time user
        • Holder of Macao SAR Resident Identity Card or a body corporate constituted according to the law of Macao SAR should apply a “Common Access to Public Services of the Macao SAR” (Macao One Account) individual or entity account, and then apply for a Normalised Certificate (“eSignCloud” service) in a duly accredited certification entity (such as: eSignTrust of the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau).
          • A body corporate should have both the “Macao One Account” (entity account) and the “eSignCloud” service account (corporate user). The signer who makes electronic signature on the Application Form must be the legal representative of the entity/corporate (please refer to the FAQ of the industrial property online application services).
      2. Holder of “Macao One Account” and “eSignCloud” Service account
    2. User of “Qualified Electronic Signature (QES)”
      1. Authenticated user
  2. Apply in person:
    1. The applicant should complete the form “Application Form of Request for Other Actions” (Format ECO-052) in Chinese or Portuguese (the form can be obtained at the service location or downloaded from DSEDT website)
      • Application may be made on behalf of an individual or a body corporate. However, if the applicant (individual or body corporate) is not a Macao SAR resident or establishment, the form should be signed by an appointed agent;
      • After signing the form, recognized signature can be made at the service location by showing the original identity document with signature.
    2. Submit the renewal request to the Industrial Property Application Counter of Reception Center of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (2nd Floor).
    3. The relevant fees together with the payment slip should be submitted and paid in patacas at the Treasury of the Reception Center of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (2nd Floor) upon the application. Payment methods can be found on the “Administrative Services – Payment Methods” page of the DSEDT website.

Necessary documents

  1. The completed“Application Form of Request for Other Actions”:

Service Location and Hours

Apply through Internet

Please visit the “Administrative Services – e-Services – Online Application” page of the DSEDT website.

Apply in Person

Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT) – Reception Center

Address: Rua do Dr. Pedro José Lobo, n.os 1-3,2/F, Macau

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:45
Friday: 9:00 – 13:00; 14:30 – 17:30


Annual fee of 4th to 5th annuities: 500 patacas

Annual fee of 6th to 20th annuities: 800 patacas

Surcharge : 250 patacas
(For annual fee paid within the six-month period after the end of annuity, a surcharge will be applied to the annual fee.)

For more details, please visit the “Intellectual Property – Fees” page of the DSEDT website.

Processing Time

No approval is required.

Notes / Information for Applicants

Reference documents and templates (available in Chinese or Portuguese only):

  1. Request for Other Actions – Description of Common Request Codes.
  2. For other documents, please visit the “Intellectual Property – Notes on Application” page of the DSEDT website.

Related Regulations or Requirements

Regarding the information of the terms or requirements of use of the industrial property online application services, please visit the “Intellectual Property – Online Services” page of the DSEDT website, available in Chinese or Portuguese only.

Enquiry on Progress and Collection of Results

Enquiry on application progress: The status of annuity payment can be consulted on the “Annual Fees Enquiry of Patents and Industrial Designs and Models” page of the DSEDT website.

Content provider: Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)

Last modified: 2023-09-27 09:01

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