If an Unlike the payment of designation fees, the payment of
is not paidregulated entirely
in due time - even if the intention to pay the the relevant
extension fee for one or more states was indicated in Form 1200, Section 11 - noagreement. Therefore Rule 112 EPC does not apply. This means that no loss-of-rights
communication pointing out the failure to observe the time limit for payment is issued. Furthermore, the applicant cannot request an (appealable) decision under Rule 112(2) EPC.
However, the applicant may still pay an extension fee after expiry of the (basic) time limit for payment of the designation fee and the extension fees under the following circumstances: