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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 178

Transmission and notifications

Art. 165, 166, 169



(1) The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shall draw up certified true copies of this Convention and shall transmit them to the Governments of all signatory or acceding States.


(2) The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shall notify to the Governments of the States referred to in paragraph 1:


(a) any signature;


(b) the deposit of any instrument of ratification or accession;


(c) any reservation or withdrawal of reservation pursuant to the provisions of Article 167;


(d) any declaration or notification received pursuant to the provisions of Article 168;


(e) the date of entry into force of this Convention;


(f) any denunciation received pursuant to the provisions of Article 174 and the date on which such denunciation comes into force.


(3) The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shall register this Convention with the Secretariat of the United Nations.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Plenipotentiaries authorised thereto, having presented their Full Powers, found to be in good and due form, have signed this Convention.


Done at Munich this fifth day of October one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three


 


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