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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 108 77

Time limit and form of appeal

R. 1, 6, 64, 65, 68

Notice of appeal must be filed in writing at the European Patent Office within two months after the date of notification of the decision appealed from. The notice shall not be deemed to have been filed until after the fee for appeal has been paid. Within four months after the date of notification of the decision, a written statement setting out the grounds of appeal must be filed.

77 See decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/86, G 2/97, G 1/99, G 3/03 (Annex I).

Cross-reference list
Art. 108 Art. 108