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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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taking of evidence A 117, A 131(2); R 72-76, R 99

 

costs A 104(1); R 74


 

taxes

 

exemption from ~ for the EPOrg ProPrIm 4

 

income of the EPOrg ProPrIm 4(1)

 

property of the EPOrg ProPrIm 4(1)

 

salaries and pensions ProPrIm 16, ProPrIm 17


 

technical means of communication R 24(1), R 36(5), R 77(2)(d)


 

technical opinion A 25

 

fee for a ~ RFees 2(20), RFees 10a


 

technical problem

 

specification of the ~ in the request for grant R 27(1)(c)


 

territorial effect of the Eur. pat. A 3


 

text of the Eur. pat. see European patent


 

text of the Eur. pat. appl. see European patent application


 

The Hague see branch at The Hague


 

therapy

 

methods for treatment by ~ A 52(4)


 

third parties A 95(2), A 115


 

time limits (general)A 120ff; R 83-85b

 

amending of ~ A 33(1)(a)

 

calculation A 88(2); R 83

 

duration A 120(b); R 84

 

extension R 84, R 85

 

failure to reply within a time limit A 121(1), A 122

 

interruption R 90(4)

 

observation of time limit for payment RFees 8(3), RFees 9(1)

 

periods of grace R 85a, R 85b, R 108(3)

 

suspension of proceedings R 13(5)


 

transfer of rights A 71, A 72, A 74, A 148(2); R 20

 

during the opposition period or during opposition proceedings R 61

 

partial ~ R 16

 

to more than one person R 100(2)


 

transitional period

 

activities of the Administrative Council during a ~ A 159

 

appointment of employees A 160

 
 

first accounting period A 161

 

processing of Eur. pat. appl. A 162 ProCen IV

 

representatives A 163


 

transitional provisions A 159-163


 

translation

 

at the time of conversion into a national patent A 137

 

authentic text of Eur. pat. appl. or Eur. pat. A 70

 

certification R 5

 

corrected ~ A 70(4)(a)

 

costs of publication A 65(2)

 

evidence R 1(3)

 

filing of the ~ of a Eur. pat. appl. A 14(2), A 90(1)(c),(3); R 6(1)

 

in language of proceedings of documents which have to be filed within a time limit A 14(4); R 1(1), R 6(2)

 

in oral proceedings R 2(1),(3),(5)

 

included in the application documents R 35(1)

 

language of proceedings A 14(2),(3); R 6(1)

 

legal authenticity R 7

 

letters rogatory R 99(2)

 

not filed in due time A 14(5)

 

original ~ A 70(4)(b)

 

period for supplying the ~ A 65(1)

 

previous application giving rise to priority A 88(1); R 38(5), R 111(2)

 

reduction of fees R 6(3); RFees 12(2)

 

specification of European patent A 65, A 70(4)(a)

 

time limits R 6

 

~ of claims A 14(7), A 67(3), A 70(4)(a), A 97(5), A 102(5); R 36(1), R 51(6), R 58(5)

 

~ of international application A 158(2); R 107(1)(a), R 108; RFees 2(3c)


 

transmittal A 77, A 136, A 152(2), A 158(2); R 15(3), R 28(8), R 85(2), R 104(3); RFees 13


 

transmittal fee

 

for an international application A 152(3); RFees 2(18)


 

travel expenses R 74(2),(4)


 

Treaty

 

international application pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) A 150-158


 

tribunal

 

international arbitration ~ ProPrIm 23, ProPrIm 24


 

typing mistakes see errors in documents


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