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10.1.2 Fee payments which are not valid

If fees have not been validly paid they must be refunded. Examples: filing fee, search fee, designation fee or examination fee paid late, as laid down under the provisions relating to further processing (Art. 121 and Rule 135), without the further processing fee required by Rule 135(1) and Art. 2(1), No. 12 RFees. Fees paid on or after the due date are refunded only if there is a particular reason for a refund (see A‑X, 10.2).