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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.

RULES RELATING TO FEES

of 20 October 1977


as last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation

of 15 December 2005



CONTENTS


Art. 1

General

Art. 2

Fees provided for in the Convention and in the Implementing Regulations

Art. 3

Fees, costs and prices laid down by the President of the Office

Art. 4

Due date for fees

Art. 5

Payment of fees

Art. 6

deleted

Art. 7

Particulars concerning payments

Art. 8

Date to be considered as the date on which payment is made

Art. 9

Insufficiency of the amount paid

Art. 10

Refund of the search fee

Art. 10a

Refund of the fee for a technical opinion

Art. 10b

Refund of examination fee

Art. 10c

Refund of insignificant amounts

Art. 10d

Refund of fee for international preliminary examination

Art. 11

Decisions fixing costs which are subject to appeal

Art. 12

Reduction of fees

Art. 13

Notification

Art. 14

Entry into force


THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,


HAVING REGARD to the European Patent Convention and in particular Article 33, paragraph 2(d), thereof,


HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RULES RELATING TO FEES: