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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 renewal fee
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If the renewal fee is not paid within the 6-month grace period the application is deemed to be withdrawn and the applicant is informed of this in a communication under Rule 112(1) EPC. The applicant may within one year from expiry of the grace period request re-establishment of rights provided the request is filed within two months from the removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit.