This revised version of the Guidelines for Examination will apply as from 1 November 2015. Until then, the September 2014 edition of the Guidelines remains valid.

11.4 Further processing fee and crediting of fees

Where the applicant has requested further processing in respect of the first Rule 71(3) communication (see E‑VII, 2.1), the fee for further processing is not credited towards any increase in the amount of the fees due in response to the second Rule 71(3) communication.

Furthermore, the fee for further processing paid in respect of the first Rule 71(3) communication is also not credited to any subsequent request for further processing in respect of the second Rule 71(3) communication.

 

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