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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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national application fee A 137(2)(a)


 

national basic fee R 106(a), R 107(1)(c), R 108; RFees 2(3c)


 

national fee A 158(2); R 106


 

national filing see filing, national patent application


 

national law

 

impact on ~ A 135-141


 

national patent

 

prior right A 139(2)


 

national patent application

 

conversion into a ~ A 135-137; R 103

 

information concerning ~ A 124


 

national patent offices of the Contracting States

 

adaptation to the Eur. pat. system ProCen IV


 
 

national utility certificate see utility certificate


 

national utility model see utility model


 

natural disaster

 

dislocation of the proper functioning of the EPOff R 85(4)


 

Netherlands A 9(2),(4)(b)


 

new Eur. pat. appl. A 61; R 6(1), R 15, R 37(4), R 42(2), R 92(1)(k); RFees 10


 

non-prejudicial disclosure see disclosure


 

notice of appeal

 

content of the R 64


 

notification A 119, A 120(a); R 77-82; ProPrIm 1(3)


 

novelty of an invention A 52(1), A 54, A 94(1), A 97(1), A 100(a), A 101(1), A 102(1), A 138(1)(a); R 44(1)


 

nucleotide sequences

 

Eur. pat. appl. concerning ~ R 27a


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