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4.8 Fees to be paid within the second Rule 71(3) period

Where the applicant files amendments or corrections in response to the first communication under Rule 71(3), he does not have to pay either the fee for grant and publishing or the claims fees (see C‑V, 4.1). A second Rule 71(3) communication may then be issued either immediately (where the amended/corrected text is allowable - see C‑V, 4.6) or after examination is resumed and an allowable text is agreed on (see C‑V, 4.7.2).