The costs of obtaining a patent for industrial design depend on factors such as the number of alternatives of the industrial design, the number of drawings/photographs, the convention priority rights claimed and objections raised during the examination by the NOIP.
Payment for the costs can be made at the time of filing and granting. Application fees including fees for filing, claiming priority right (if any), publication, conducting search and substantive examination are often paid on the filing date. Granting fees including fees for granting patent, registration and publication of industrial design are paid upon being invited by the NOIP in a notification of result of substantive examination.
The total costs include official fees and service charges. The service charges are subjected to 5% value added tax. Other disbursements such as telephone calls, faxes, postage, courier and copying will be charged on the basis of the actual expenses.