Payment methods. Electronic payment. Documents for in-person payment


Click on the following link to access: all SPTO fees and public prices.

Click on the following link to access: Electronic payment.

Click on the following link to access: Documents for in-person payment.

1. Payment of fees

To perform certain procedures, you simply need to pay the corresponding fee, for example annual patent fees. For other procedures, such as a trademark application, in addition to the payment of a fee, you need to submit hard copies of certain data or fill in a particular form electronically via the internet. Depending on the chosen filing method (electronic or hard copy), there are a number of payment methods available. The following table lists all the possible options.

 

 

Electronic payment

Payment in-person
(at La Caixa branches)

 

  La Caixa gateway¹ AEAT gateway Credit/debit card²
How can you pay the fee for a procedure performed electronically via the internet?
(Applications for, and renewals of, trademarks and trade names and design applications, renewals and priority rights)
 
How can you pay the fee for a procedure completed on paper?  
How can you pay the fee for a procedure where documentation is not required, for example annual fees for patents?  
How can you make bulk payments via files? (Maximum 400 fees per file)    

How can you make bulk payments via files? (For large payers, more than 400 fees per file)

You need to have a current account with La Caixa and be part of the large payers group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 1: La Caixa is currently the financial institution that collaborates with the SPTO to collect fees.
Note 2: VISA, MasterCard.

To make the payment either in person or electronically, you need to go to the Electronic Office, and the “Payment of fees and public prices” section. Below is a description of each payment method:

  • Electronic payment procedure:

     

    The various electronic payment methods can be selected via the link: Electronic payment and they are as follows:

      a) La Caixa Gateway (online banking system of the entity collaborating with the SPTO). To do this you need to have a current account with La Caixa and an “Open Line” contract.

      b) Tax Agency (AEAT) gateway. To do this you need to have a digital certificate or electronic DNI, the holder of which must be the same as the holder of the current account you wish to make the payment from. You can use a number of  banks that collaborate with the AEAT.

      c) Credit/debit card. The categories of Industrial property that can be paid for using a credit card are listed in the summary table at the top of this page.

  • In-person payment procedure:

     

    First, download the corresponding payment document from the SPTO’s e-Office via the link: Generate in-person payment documents. Then make the payment at any La Caixa Branch.

     

    WARNING!

     

    All fee payments are associated with a barcode that is unique to each fee. Therefore, you need to complete a payment form for every fee to be paid.

     

    EXAMPLES: If you wish to apply for three trademarks, you need to generate a payment form for each trademark. If you wish to pay a number of fees associated with a single file you need to generate a payment form for every fee to be paid.

2. Payment of public prices

To request a service subject to public prices you need to send an email to the corresponding unit as, in order to pay public prices, the SPTO first needs to produce a payment document.

  • difusion@oepm.esTfno.: 913 495 335. For all services, except those with the codes 2.11, 2.12, 2,13 (see details in the link at the top of this page)

  • historico@oepm.es Tfno.: 913 493 028. For services with the codes 2.11, 2.12, 2.13 (reproduction of graphic documents from the Historical Archive)

The SPTO will send an email to the interested party indicating the procedure to follow with a link, from where the payment document stating the corresponding amount can be downloaded. Then you can pay using one of the following payment methods:

  • In-person payment: at branches of La Caixa
  • Electronic payment: by credit/debit card

3. Control of erroneous annual fees