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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 25

Provisions for European divisional applications

Art. 76, 78
R. 85a



(1)32 The applicant may file a divisional application relating to any pending earlier European patent application.


(2)33 The filing fee and search fee shall be payable in respect of a European divisional application within one month after the filing thereof. The designation fees shall be payable within six months of the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the publication of the European search report drawn up in respect of the European divisional application.



32 Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 18.10.2001 which entered into force on 02.01.2002 (OJ EPO 2001, 488 ff).

33 Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 13.10.1999 which entered into force on 01.03.2000 (OJ EPO 1999, 660 ff).

Cross-reference list
R. 25 R. 36