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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 10d 19

Refund of fee for international preliminary examination

If the applicant, during international preliminary examination, has not asked for a detailed preliminary examination or has not filed any amendments under Article 19 or 34(2) PCT or any other arguments, two thirds of the fee paid for international preliminary examination shall be refunded. The details of the refund shall be determined by the President of the Office.

19 Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 18.10.2001 which entered into force on 03.01.2002 (OJ EPO 2001, 492 ff).