If the examination under Article 90, paragraph 1
, reveals that the application fails to meet the requirements laid down in Rule 40, paragraph 1(a)
, paragraph 2
or paragraph 3
, first sentence, the European Patent Office shall inform the applicant of any deficiencies and advise him that the application will not be dealt with as a European patent application unless such deficiencies are remedied within two months. If the applicant does this, he shall be informed of the date of filing accorded by the Office.