Quick Navigation


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.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 




labour inspection ProPrIm 20


language of proceedings A 14(3)-(7), A 70(1); R 1-4, R 44(5)


exceptions in oral proceedings R 2




Administrative Council A 31


documents from parties R 1(1)


documents which have to be filed within a time limit A 14(4); R 1(1)


EPC A 177


EPOff A 14; R 1-7


European divisional application R 4


Eur. pat. appl. A 14(1),(2),(6)


European Patent Bulletin A 14(8)(a)


European patent specification A 14(7)


evidence R 1(3), R 2(6)


international application A 158(2),(3); R 104(1)


letters rogatory R 99(2)


Official Journal of the EPO A 14(8)(b)


oral proceedings R 2


Register of European Patents A 14(9)


search report R 44(5)


lapse of the Eur. pat. A 99(3); R 60(1), R 92(1)(p)


law and order see security


legal and administrative co-operation see administrative and legal co-operation


legal co-operation A 131; R 72, R 97-99


Legal Division A 20; R 9(2)


appeal lying from decisions of the ~ A 106(1), A 110(3)


as a department charged with the procedure A 15(e)


decisions A 20; R 68


organisation R 12(2)




national ~ ProPrIm 20


letters rogatory A 131(2); R 99




~ of the EPOrg A 9(1),(2),(4)


personal ~ of employees A 9(3)




exclusive ~ R 22(1)


registration R 20, R 21


sub-licence R 22(2)




contractual ~ A 73


linguistic errors see errors in documents


list of depositary institutions and experts R 28(9)


list of professional representatives see representatives


loss of rights A 122(6); R 69, R 108