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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 69 100

Noting of loss of rights

Art. 14, 77, 79, 86, 90, 91, 94, 96, 97, 99, 105, 110, 121, 122, 124, 135, 136, 157, 162
R. 90, 101, 108



(1) If the European Patent Office notes that the loss of any right results from the Convention, without any decision concerning the refusal of the European patent application or the grant, revocation or maintenance of the European patent, or the taking of evidence, it shall communicate this to the person concerned in accordance with the provisions of Article 119.


(2) If the person concerned considers that the finding of the European Patent Office is inaccurate, he may, within two months after notification of the communication referred to in paragraph 1, apply for a decision on the matter by the European Patent Office. Such decision shall be given only if the European Patent Office does not share the opinion of the person requesting it; otherwise the European Patent Office shall inform the person requesting the decision.



100 See Legal advice No. 16/85 (Annex II) and decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/90, G 2/97, G 1/02 (Annex I).

Cross-reference list
R. 69 R. 112