Renew Your Patent Online

New online service to speed up and simplify patent renewals

If you hold a UK or European patent, you can now renew it more quickly and easily using an online service on the GOV.UK website.

Previously, patent renewal involved filing in and posting of forms to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), along with the renewal fees. It now takes about four minutes online.

To renew your patent online, you will need:

  • your patent number, starting with ‘GB’ or ‘EP’
  • a debit or credit card, or an IPO deposit account
  • an email address, where your certificate will be emailed to

You can renew your patent online on the GOV.UK website.

Find out more about renewing your patent in nibusinessinfo‘s guide on managing your patents.

IPO highlights some of the features of its ‘Renew a patent’ service