1.4.2 Period of grace for payment of fees under Rule 85a EPC 1973

In the context of the EPC revision exercise (EPC 2000), R. 85a and b EPC 1973 were deleted to take account of the extended application of further processing under Art. 121 EPC (OJ SE 1/2003, 190). See "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO", 5th edition 2006 (VI.D.1.3.2) for a detailed, or "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO", 6th edition 2010 (VI.D.1.4.2) for a short, overview of the case law on this provision.

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