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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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oath A 117(1)(g); R 72(3)


 

Official Journal of the EPOff A 129(b)

 

Languages A 14(8)(b)

 

publication in the ~ A 95(3); R 28(9), R 101(3)


 

official language

 

is not the language of the proceedings A 67(3)

 

of a Contracting State that is not an official language of the EPOff ProCen III


 

official languages

 

of the EPOff A 14(1)

 

of the Contracting States A 14(2),(4)

 

- see language of the proceedings, language(s), translation


 

opinion see technical opinion


 

opponent A 99(4); R 55(a)

 

death or legal incapacity of an ~ R 60


 

opposition A 99

 

deficiencies in the notice of ~ R 56(1),(2)

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(q),(r)

 

examination A 101, A 102; R 57, R 58

 

grounds for ~ A 100

 

notice of ~ R 55

 

publication of the time limit for opposing the Eur. pat. R 53

 

rejection A 102(2), A 111(1); R 92(1)(r)

 

rejection of the notice of ~ as inadmissible R 56

 

several oppositions R 57(2)

 

time limit for filing notice of ~ A 99(1)


 

Opposition Divisions A 19, A 101

 

allocation of duties R 9(1)

 

appeal lying from decisions of the ~ A 21(4), A 106(1),(2)

 

as departments charged with the procedure A 15(d)

 

composition A 19(2)

 
 

decisions A 102(1)-(3), A 116(4); R 56(2), R 58(8)

 

organisation R 12(1)

 

responsibilities A 19(1), A 104(2); R 9(4)


 

opposition fee A 99(1); R 6(3); RFees 2(10), RFees 12


 

opposition procedure A 99-105; R 55-63


 

opposition proceedings

 

communications R 56(2),(3), R 57, R 58(2),(4),(5), R 70

 

continuation of the ~ by the EPOff of its own motion R 60

 

costs A 104, A 106(4),(5); R 9(4), R 63

 

documents R 61a

 

interruption R 90

 

intervention in ~ A 105(2); R 57(4)

 

new specification of the European patent R 62

 

oral proceedings A 116(1),(4)

 

parties A 99(4)

 

proceedings against the proprietor during ~ R 13(4)

 

representatives in ~ R 60

 

requests for documents R 59


 

oral proceedings A 116

 

costs A 104(1)

 

language of proceedings R 2

 

minutes R 76

 

summons R 71(1)

 

suspension R 13(4)


 

oral proceedings and taking of evidence R 71-76


 

ordre public

 

inventions contrary to ~ A 53(a); R 34(1)(a)

 

matter contrary to ~ in a Eur. pat. appl. A 53(a); R 34(1)(a)


 

Organisation see European Patent Organisation


 

organs of the EPOrg see European Patent Organisation


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