Language arrangements to assist applicants from certain contracting states
If you (or one of your co-applicants) have your residence or principal place of business in a contracting state that has a language other than English, French or German as an official language, or if you (or one of your co-applicants) are a national of such state but are resident abroad, you may file a European patent application and/or the request for examination in one of thethat state's official languages ("admissible non-EPO language").
Guid. A-X, 9.2
InIf caseIf you are thus entitled to file the application or the request for examination in an admissible non-EPO language and do so, a 30% reduction of the filing and/or examination fee applies Ifif you, as an applicant, are a natural person, a small or medium-sized enterprise, a non-profit organisation, a university or a public research organisation, you are entitled to a 30% reduction of the filing and/or examination fee. In order to benefit from the reduction, you must submit a declaration of entitlement at the latest by the time of payment of the (reduced) filing or examination fee.
If you have co-applicants, each one of them must also be either a natural person or an entity according to the above definition, and must declare so, if you wish to benefit from the 30% reduction inof the filing and/or examination fee.
If point 44 applies to you, at any time in the procedure after filing your application you may file any documents subject to a time limit in an official language of your state; but within one month of filing any such document you must submit a translation into the language of the proceedings.
R. 6(2), (3)
Guid. A-VIII, 2
Art. 14(1) RFees
However, if you use the official language of your state for filing an opposition, appeal or petition for review, you can file the translation into one of the official languages of the EPO within the opposition, appeal or petition for review period respectively, if that period expires after the one-month period mentioned in point 45. If you do not file the translation in due time, the document is deemed not to have been filed.
The fee reduction mentioned in point 44a does not apply to the fees for opposition, appeal, petition for review, limitation and revocation.

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