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8. Further processing

If the applicant overruns the time limit set under Rule 71(3), he may request further processing under Art. 121 (see E‑VII, 2.1). The omitted act in respect of this further processing request is either:

(i)
completion of all of the following acts referred to in Rule 71(3) and (4):
(a)
payment of the fee for grant and publishing, 
(b)
payment of any claims fees due, and 
(c)
filing of the translations of the claims; or 
(ii)
completion of one or more of the following acts: 
(a)
filing amendments and/or corrections to the application documents, 
(b)
rejecting amendments proposed by the Examining Division in the communication under Rule 71(3), or
(c)
requesting a grant to be based on a higher request with respect to the auxiliary request on which the Rule 71(3) communication was based.
References

Art. 121