New provision is under discussion, which will encourage timely payment of patent fees. The patents can be restored within 3 years in cases where the payment of fees, which maintains the patent, has not been submitted by the due date, unless the patent has expired. A document confirming payment of the patent fee in the prescribed amount for the restoration of the patent must be attached to the application.

In addition, a person who, between the date of termination of the patent and the date of publication of information on its restoration, has begun using plant variety or has made the necessary preparations for use, retains the right to its further gratuitous use.