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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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Abbreviations used:


EPC for "European Patent Convention",


EPOff for "European Patent Office",


EPOrg for "European Patent Organisation",


Eur. pat. for "European patent",


Eur. pat. appl. for "European patent application",


PCT for "Patent Cooperation Treaty",


ProCen for "Protocol on the Centralisation of the European Patent System and on its Introduction (Protocol on Centralisation)",


ProPrIm for "Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Patent Organisation (Protocol on Privileges and Immunities)",


ProRecog for "Protocol on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Decisions in respect of the Right to the Grant of a European Patent (Protocol on Recognition)"


RFees for "Rules relating to Fees".