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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 92 132/133

Entries in the Register of European Patents

Art. 127



(1) The Register of European Patents shall contain the following entries:


(a) number of the European patent application;


(b) date of filing of the European patent application;


(c) title of the invention;


(d) classification code given to the European patent application;


(e) the Contracting States designated;


(f) family name, given names, address and the State in which the residence or principal place of business of the applicant for or proprietor of the European patent is located;


(g) family name, given names and address of the inventor designated by the applicant for or proprietor of the patent, unless he has waived his right to be mentioned under Rule 18, paragraph 1;


(h) family name, given names and address of the place of business of the representative of the applicant for or proprietor of the patent referred to in Article 134; in the case of several representatives only the family name, given names and address of the place of business of the representative first named, followed by the words "and others", shall be entered; however, in the case of an association referred to in Rule 101, paragraph 9, only the name and address of the association shall be entered;


(i) priority data (date, State and file number of the previous application);


(j) in the event of a division of the European patent application, the numbers of the European divisional applications;


(k) in the case of European divisional applications and a new European patent application under Article 61, paragraph 1(b), the information referred to under sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (i) with regard to the earlier European patent application;


(l) date of publication of the European patent application and where appropriate date of the separate publication of the European search report;


(m) date of filing of the request for examination;


(n) date on which the European patent application is refused, withdrawn or deemed to be withdrawn;


(o) date of publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent;


(p) date of lapse of the European patent in a Contracting State during the opposition period and, where appropriate, pending a final decision on opposition;


(q) date of filing opposition;


(r) date and purport of the decision on opposition;


(s) dates of suspension and resumption of proceedings in the cases referred to in Rule 13;


(t) dates of interruption and resumption of proceedings in the case referred to in Rule 90;


(u) date of re-establishment of rights provided that an entry has been made in accordance with sub-paragraph (n) or sub-paragraph (r);


(v) the filing of a request to the European Patent Office pursuant to Article 135;


(w) rights and transfer of such rights over a European patent application or European patent where these are recorded pursuant to these Implementing Regulations.


(2)134 The President of the European Patent Office may decide that entries other than those referred to in paragraph 1 shall be made in the Register of European Patents.


(3) Extracts from the Register of European Patents shall be delivered on request on payment of an administrative fee.



132 See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/97 (Annex I).

133 Amended by decisions of the Administrative Council of 20.10.1977 which entered into force on 01.02.1978 (OJ EPO 1978, 12 ff) and of 13.10.1999 which entered into force on 01.03.2000 (OJ EPO 1999, 660 ff).

134 See notices of the President of the EPO of 14.10.1983, 22.01.1986 and 30.07.1986 concerning the recording of certain information in the Register of European Patents (OJ EPO 1983, 458; 1986, 61 and 327).

Cross-reference list
R. 92 R. 143