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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.

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facts and evidence

 

not submitted in due time A 114(2); R 71a


 

features of the invention R 29(1), R 30(1)


 

Federal Republic of Germany

 

application of the law of the ~ to the non-contractual liability of the EPOrg A 9(2)

 

jurisdiction of the courts A 9(4); ProRecog 6


 

fees

 

as provided for in the EPC RFees 1(a), RFees 2

 

as provided for in the Implementing Regulations RFees 1(a), RFees 2

 

due date RFees 4

 

laid down by the President of the Office RFees 3

 

level of ~ A 40(1)

 

non-payment A 122(2); R 102(1), R 108, R 110(4)

 

payment of ~ RFees 5

 

period of grace for payment of ~ R 85a, R 108(3)

 

pursuant to the PCT RFees 1(b)

 

reduction of ~ R 6(3), R 107(2); RFees 12

 

refund A 126(2); R 46(2), R 112; RFees 10a-10d


 

figures R 32(2)(f),(h)


 

files

 

communication of information contained in the ~ R 95

 

keeping of ~ R 95a


 

filing

 

entitlement to file a Eur. pat. appl. A 58

 

equivalence of European ~ with national ~ A 66

 

first ~ A 87(4),(5)

 

~ giving rise to a right of priority A 87

 

previous ~ R 38


 

filing fee R 6(3); RFees 2(1), RFees 12

 
 

EPOff as a designated or elected Office R 106(a)

 

Eur. pat. appl. A 78(2)

 

European divisional application A 76(3); R 25(2)

 

new Eur. pat. appl. A 61(3); R 15(2)

 

payment A 90(1)(b), A 90(3)

 

period of grace R 85a(1)

 

refund A 77(5)

 

surcharge on the ~ RFees 2(3b)


 

filing of the Eur. pat. appl. A 75; R 24-25

 

documents filed subsequently R 36

 

general provisions R 24

 

means of communication R 24(1)

 

new filing R 15


 

Final provisions A 164-178


 

financial contributions

 

special ~ of the Contracting States A 37(c), A 40, A 47(4), A 50(b),(d),(e), A 146, A 176(1)


 

financial obligations

 

termination A 126


 

Financial provisions A 37-51


 

Financial Regulations A 33(2)(a), A 50


 

fixing of costs see costs


 

flow sheets R 32(3)


 

food products

 

protection for ~ A 167(2)(a)


 

foreigner

 

aliens' registration formalities ProPrIm 12(1)(e), ProPrIm 14(d)


 

formalities examination see examination as to formal requirements


 

forwarding of Eur. pat. appl. A 77 see transmittal


 

further processing of the Eur. pat. appl. A 121; RFees 2(12)


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