Non-observance of the time limit for payment of the designation fee
If the designation fee is not paid in due time, the application is deemed withdrawn. The applicant will be informed thereof in a communication under Rules 112(1) and 160(2) EPC.
Further processing may be requested within two months after notification of the communication of the loss of rights by payment of the designation fee together with the fee for further processing, which amounts to 50% of the designation fee. 
Since the designation fee does not form part of the national (filing) fee (see point 534535), applicants cannot request re-instatement of rights under Rule 49.6 PCT.

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