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9.2 Reduction under the language arrangements

9.2.4Reduction of the opposition fee

The opposition fee is reduced if the notice of opposition including the written reasoned statement of grounds is filed in an admissible non-EPO language (see T 290/90). If, during the opposition procedure only, an opponent files a document that has to be filed within a time limit in an admissible non-EPO language, he is not given a reduction in the fees.

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

9.2.5Reduction of the appeal fee

A reduction in the appeal fee is allowed if the notice of appeal is filed in an admissible non-EPO language. The grant of a reduction does not depend on the subsequent filing of the statement setting out the grounds of appeal in an admissible non-EPO language.

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

9.2.6Reduction of the fee for limitation and revocation

A reduction in the fee for limitation and the fee for revocation is allowed if the request for limitation or revocation is filed in an admissible non-EPO language. In order to qualify for the reduction, the applicant must file the items referred to in Rule 92(2)(a), Rule 92(2)(b), Rule 92(2)(c) and Rule 92(2)(e) in the admissible non-EPO language.

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

9.2.7Reduction of the fee for the petition for review

A reduction of the fee for the petition for review is allowed if the petition for review is filed in an admissible non-EPO language. In order to qualify for the reduction, the applicant must file the item referred to in Rule 107(2) in the admissible non-EPO language.

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

References

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)

Art. 14(4)
Rule 6(3)