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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Non-observance of the time limit for payment of the search fee
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If the search fee is not paid in due time the Euro-PCT application will be deemed to be withdrawn and the applicant will be informed of this in a communication under Rules 112(1) and 160(2) EPC.
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The loss of rights is deemed not to have ensued if within two months after notification of this communication further processing is requested by payment of the further processing fee, which amounts to 50% of the search fee, together with the missing search fee.