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The European Patent Convention


Rule 15[ 17 ]
Limitation on withdrawals

From the date on which a third party provides evidence that he has instituted national proceedings under Rule 14, paragraph 1, and up to the date on which the proceedings for grant are resumed, neither the European patent application nor the designation of any Contracting State may be withdrawn.
See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/92 (Annex I).

Art. 61, 79

Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 15R. 14