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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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receipts A 38, see income and revenue


 

receiving Office

 

EPOff as a ~ within the meaning of the PCT A 151, A 152; R 104


 

Receiving Section

 

appeal lying from decisions of the ~ A 21(2), A 106(1), A 111(2)

 

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

 

competence A 16; R 9(2)

 

examination as to formal requirements A 91

 

examination on filing A 90(1),(2); R 39-43

 

organisation R 12(2)


 

recognition

 

of decisions given in the Contracting States ProRecog 9-10

 

of judgments ProRecog 9-11


 

recovery procedures

 

waiving of enforced ~ R 91


 

rectification R 19 see corrections


 

re-establishment of rights see restitutio in integrum


 

refund A 77(5); R 31(2), R 46(2), R 67, R 105(3), R 112; RFees 9, RFees 10, RFees 10a-10d

 

special financial contributions A 40(6),(7), A 176(1)


 

refusal

 

~ of a Eur. pat. appl. A 97, A 111(1), A 121; R 51(6), R 92(1)(n), R 97(1)


 

Register of European Patents A 127, A 129(a); R 92

 

correction/cancellation of the mention of the inventor R 19(2),(3)

 

entries A 20(1)

 

extracts R 92(3)

 

languages A 14(9)

 

rectification of the designation of an inventor R 19

 

registering licences and other rights R 21, R 22

 

registering transfers R 20(1), R 61


 

registered letter R 78


 

reimbursement for witnesses and experts R 74(2),(3)


 

renewal fees A 86, A 141; RFees 2(4)

 

due date R 37

 

EPOff as designated or elected Office pursuant to the PCT R 107(1)(g)

 

non-payment A 122(2)

 

payment A 61(3), A 76(3), A 97(2)(c); R 51(9)

 

payments by the Contracting States A 37(b), A 39, A 40(1), A 47(3), A 50(b),(d), A 147, A 176(2)


 

representation A 133-134, A 163; R 26(3), R 81(3), R 100-102

 

general principles A 133

 

~ before special departments A 144


 

representatives A 134

 

amendment of the list of professional ~ R 102

 

appointment of ~ A 91(1),(3), A 133(2); R 100

 

authorisations R 101

 

common ~ R 26(3), R 100

 

conditions A 134

 

designation of the ~ in the request for grant R 26(2)(d)

 

disciplinary power A 134(8)(c)

 

during a transitional period A 163

 

entries in the Register of European Patents A 20(1); R 92(1)(h)

 
 

European qualifying examination A 134(2)(c), A 134(8)(a)

 

Institute of Professional Representatives A 134(8)(b)

 

legal practitioners as ~ A 134(7)

 

list of professional ~ A 20(1), A 134(1)-(3), A 163(1),(2),(6),(7); R 102

 

notification to ~ R 81

 

opposition proceedings R 60


 

request see application documents


 

request for conversion A 135, A 136, A 162(4)

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(v)

 

- see conversion


 

request for examination A 94

 

entry in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(m)

 

period of grace R 85b, R 108(3)

 

time limits A 95, A 150(2); R 13(5), R 90(4), R 107(1)(f)


 

request for grant of a Eur. pat. A 78(1)(a), A 79(1); R 17(1), R 26

 

examination as to formal requirements A 91(1)(d)

 

form R 35


 

reservations A 167, A 178(2)(c)


 

residence

 

entry, stay and departure of the employees of the EPOff ProPrIm 11


 

residence or principal place of business A 14(2), A 133(2),(3); R 26(2)(c), R 55(a), R 92(1)(f)


 

resources

 

own ~ of the EPOrg A 37(a), A 38, A 44


 

restitutio in integrum A 122

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(u)

 

fee RFees 2(13)


 

revenue of the EPOff A 37(d), A 40(1), A 49(1),(2)


 

revocation of a Eur. pat. A 102; R 90(3)(a)

 

effect A 68

 

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

 

grounds for ~ A 138


 

right of priority see priority right


 

right to a Eur. pat. A 60


 

rights

 

conferred by a Eur. pat. A 64

 

conferred by a Eur. pat. appl. after publication A 67; R 28(3)

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(w)

 

in rem R 21, R 92(1)(w)

 

loss of ~ A 122(6); R 69

 

of the same date A 139(3)

 

preservation of acquired ~ if a Contracting State ceases to be party to the EPC A 175

 

prior right A 139(1),(2)

 

~ of earlier date A 139(1),(2)

 

transfer and constitution A 71, A 148(2)


 

Rules relating to Fees A 51; RFees 1

 

adoption and amendment A 33(2)(d)

 

copy RFees 13

 

entry into force RFees 14

 

notification RFees 13

 

weighting of votes A 36


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