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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 135
Further processing

(1)
Further processing under Article 121, paragraph 1, shall be requested by payment of the prescribed fee within two months of the communication concerning either the failure to observe a time limit or a loss of rights. The omitted act shall be completed within the period for making the request.
(3)
The department competent to decide on the omitted act shall decide on the request for further processing. 
 
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/13 of 16.10.2013 (OJ EPO 2013, 503), entered into force on 01.11.2014.
See also notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2014, A70.
References

Art. 120
R. 112

 
Version history +
13.12.2007 - 31.03.2010 
Decision of the Administrative Council of 07.12.2006 (CA/D 10/06), (OJ EPO 2007, 8 and Special edition 1/2007)
01.04.2010 - 31.03.2014 
CA/D 2/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 296),
CA/D 3/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 299)
01.04.2014 - 31.10.2014 
CA/D 15/13 (OJ EPO 2013, 501)
01.11.2014 -  
CA/D 17/13 (OJ EPO 2013, 503)
 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 135Art. 121(2), (3)