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11.3
Separate crediting of the fee for grant and publishing and claims fees 

The crediting of claims fees and the fee for grant and publishing is dealt with separately. In particular, in case (ii) mentioned in A-X, 11, if the amount of the claims fees paid in response to the first Rule 71(3) communication is higher than the amount due in response to the second Rule 71(3) communication, this excess is not refunded (see above) and is Claims fees are not credited towards any increase in the fee for grant and publishing.