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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 5 7

Payment of fees

(1) The fees due to the Office shall be paid in euro:

(a) by payment or transfer to a bank account held by the Office,

(b) by payment or transfer to a Giro account held by the Office, or

(c) by delivery or remittance of cheques made payable to the Office.

(2)8 The President of the Office may allow other methods of paying fees than those set out in paragraph 1.

7 Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 28.06.2001 which entered into force on 01.01.2002 (OJ EPO 2001, 377).

8 See the Arrangements for deposit accounts valid as of 1 January 2005 (Suppl. No. 2 to OJ EPO 1/2005).