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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.

Rule 85b 124

Period of grace for the filing of the request for examination

Art. 120

If the request for examination has not been filed within the time limit provided for in Article 94, paragraph 2, it may still be validly filed within a period of grace of one month from notification of a communication pointing out the failure to observe the time limit, provided that within this period a surcharge is paid.

124 Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 28.06.2001 which entered into force on 02.01.2002 (OJ EPO 2001, 374 ff).

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