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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 10c 17

Refund of insignificant amounts

Where too large a sum is paid to cover a fee, the excess shall not be refunded if the amount is insignificant and the party concerned has not expressly requested a refund. The President of the Office shall determine what constitutes an insignificant amount.18

17 Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 07.12.1990 which entered into force on 03.01.1991 (OJ EPO 1991, 11 ff).

18 See decision of the President of the EPO dated 06.09.2001 implementing the Rules relating to Fees ... (OJ EPO 2001, 521 ff).