Official Journal Supplementary publication 4, 2016, Ancillary Regulations to the European Patent Convention 2016 edition

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Ancillary Regulations to the European Patent Convention 2016 edition

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PREFACE1PDFView
A. FILING OF EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
A.1 General
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the designation of the EPO filing offices - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, A.14-5PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, A.36-10PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 September 2009 concerning the filing of a certified copy of an earlier application to which reference is made - OJ EPO 2009, 48611-12PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 concerning the application of Rule 133 EPC on the late receipt of documents - OJ EPO 2015, A2913-14PDFView
Notice dated 1 October 2001 concerning new patent application numbering system for 2002 - OJ EPO 2001, 46515-17PDFView
A.2 Electronic filing
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 September 2014 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO web-form filing service - OJ EPO 2014, A9818-21PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 November 2015 concerning the electronic filing of documents - OJ EPO 2015, A9122-26PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2015 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documents - OJ EPO 2015, A2627-28PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system - OJ EPO 2015, A2729-32PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the electronic signatures, data carriers and software to be used for the electronic filing of patent applications and other documents - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, A.533-34PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the electronic filing of European patent applications with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, A.635-37PDFView
A.3 Divisional applications
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 8 January 2014 concerning European divisional applications - amendment of Rules 36, 38, and 135 EPC and Article 2(1) RFees - OJ EPO 2014, A22 [corr. OJ EPO 2014, A109]38-41PDFView
B. PRIORITY
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the filing of priority documents for European divisional applications and for new European patent applications under Article 61(1)(b) EPC - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, B.242-43PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 August 2012 on the filing of priority documents - OJ EPO 20012, 49244-45PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 September 2004 concerning the electronic filing of priority documents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office - OJ EPO 2004, 56246-47PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 June 2007 concerning practical aspects of the electronic exchange of priority documents between the EPO and the USPTO - OJ EPO 2007, 47348-51PDFView
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 January 1996 concerning the priority conferring effect of the "US provisional application for patent" - OJ EPO 1996, 8152PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 9 August 2012 regarding the automatic exchange of priority documents between the European Patent Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China - OJ EPO 2012, 49453PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 January 2013 concerning amended Rule 53(3) EPC - OJ EPO 2013, 15054-57PDFView
C. PROCEDURE BEFORE SEARCH, EXAMINING AND OPPOSITION DIVISIONS
C.1 Grant procedure in general
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 concerning the pilot project to introduce new means of electronic communication in EPO proceedings - OJ EPO 2015, A2858-63PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 November 2015 concerning the programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications ("PACE") - OJ EPO 2015, A9364-69PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 November 2015 concerning ways to expedite the European grant procedure - OJ EPO 2015, A9470-73PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 2014, A6 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2015, A10474-79PDFView
Notice from the EPO about the deployment of non-examining staff as support for Examining and Opposition Divisions - OJ EPO 2014, A3280PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 December 2008 concerning oral proceedings before the EPO - OJ EPO 2009, 6881-83PDFView
Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts - OJ EPO 1983, 10084-88PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 May 2011 concerning the filing of third party observations under Article 115 EPC by means of an online form - OJ EPO 2011, 41889-90PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 May 2011 concerning the filing of third party observations under Article 115 EPC by means of an online form - OJ EPO 2011, 42091-92PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 May 2012 concerning the cancellation of legal advice from the EPO - OJ EPO 2012, 44693-94PDFView
C.2 Search
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 October 2009 concerning amendments to the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (EPC) - OJ EPO 2009, 53395-103PDFView
Pilot programme on search strategies - OJ EPO 2015, A86104-105PDFView
C.3.1 Utilisation scheme - permanent scheme
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 July 2010 concerning amended Rule 141 EPC and new Rule 70b EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2010, 410106-111PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 December 2014 concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2015, A3112-113PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 October 2010 on the filing of copies of search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2010, 600114-115PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 December 2010 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Japan, the United Kingdom or the United States of America from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO, 2011, 62116-117PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 September 2012 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Austria from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2012, 540118PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 27 February 2013 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in the Republic of Korea from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2013, 216119PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 December 2014 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Denmark from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme - OJ EPO 2015, A2120PDFView
C.3.2 Utilisation scheme - pilot programmes (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the IP5 offices based on PCT and national work products - OJ EPO 2014, A8121-137PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Israel Patent Office based on PCT and national work products - OJ EPO 2015, A6138-153PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property based on PCT and national work products - OJ EPO 2015, A7154-163PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore based on PCT and national work products - OJ EPO 2015, A8164-173PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office based on PCT and national work products - OJ EPO 2015, A70174-188PDFView
Request for participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme - EPA/EPO/OEB 1009 - OJ EPO 2015, A4189-193PDFView
C.4 Examination
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 8 June 2015 concerning the possibility to waive the right to a further communication under Rule 71(3) EPC - OJ EPO 2015, A52194-200PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office concerning non-attendance at oral proceedings before the examining division - OJ EPO 2008, 471201PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20 April 2012 concerning the filing of documents by e-mail during interviews and oral proceedings held as a video-conference - OJ EPO 2012, 348202-205PDFView
Updated information from the European Patent Office dated 1 May 2012 concerning interviews and oral proceedings to be held as a video-conference - OJ EPO 2012, 354206-208PDFView
C.5 Opposition
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 17 March 2008 concerning accelerated processing of oppositions where infringement proceedings have been instituted - OJ EPO 2008, 221209PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 June 2009 concerning the communication of parties' observations to the other parties in opposition proceedings for information - OJ EPO 2009, 434210-211PDFView
D. PATENTABILITY
D.1 State of the art
Notice from the European Patent Office concerning internet citations - OJ EPO 2009, 456212-218PDFView
International exhibitions as referred to in Article 55 EPC - OJ EPO 1979, 159 - 2015, A43219-227PDFView
D.2 Business methods
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 October 2007 concerning business methods - OJ EPO 2007, 592228-229PDFView
D.3 Biological material
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 7 July 2010 concerning inventions which involve the use of or concern biological material - OJ EPO 2010, 498230-245PDFView
D.4 Sequence listings
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 28 April 2011 on the filing of sequence listings - OJ EPO 2011, 372246-248PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 October 2013 concerning the filing of sequence listings - OJ EPO 2013, 542249-257PDFView
D.5 Further medical use
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 September 2010 concerning the non-acceptance of Swiss-type claims for second or further medical use following decision G 2/08 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal - OJ EPO 2010, 514258-261PDFView
E. PUBLICATION OF EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS, PATENT SPECIFICATIONS AND PATENT CERTIFICATES
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the completion of technical preparations for the publication of European patent applications - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, D.1262PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning the form of publication of European patent applications, European search reports and European patent specifications - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, D.3263-264PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 on the summary listing of references cited by the applicant in European patent applications and European patent specifications - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, D.4265PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2013 concerning the content, form and means of communication of the certificate for a European patent - OJ EPO 2013, 416266-267PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2013 concerning communication of the certificate for a European patent - OJ EPO 2013, 418268-269PDFView
F. NOTIFICATION
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 September 2014 concerning the use of an address for correspondence in proceedings before the EPO by persons acting without a professional representative or agent - OJ EPO 2014, A99270-274PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 July 2007 concerning public notification under Rule 129 EPC - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, K.1275-277PDFView
G. FILE MAINTENANCE AND FILE INSPECTION
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 on the inspection of files - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, J.2278-280PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning documents excluded from file inspection - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, J.3281-282PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 concerning use of the PHOENIX electronic file system for the creation, maintenance and preservation of files - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, J.1283-285PDFView
H. LEGAL DIVISION
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 21 November 2013 concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division - OJ EPO 2013, 600286-287PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 21 November 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-legally qualified staff of certain duties incumbent on the Legal Division - OJ EPO 2013, 601288PDFView
Notice of the Vice-President, Directorate-General 5 of the European Patent Office dated 5 July 1990 concerning correspondence with the Legal Division - OJ EPO 1990, 404289-291PDFView
I. EUROPEAN PATENT REGISTER
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 July 2014 concerning the information given in the European Patent Register - OJ EPO 2014, A86292-295PDFView
J. REPRESENTATION
J.1 General
Regulation on the establishment of an institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 1997, 350 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2002, 429, OJ EPO 2004, 361 and OJ EPO 2007, 12296-302PDFView
Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office - OJ EPO 2003, 523303-308PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 10 December 2008 revising the Decision of 9 December 1983 determining the members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office to whom Article 15 of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Patent Organisation applies (CA/D 31/08) - OJ EPO 2009, 28309-310PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 October 2013 abrogating its 1978 decision relating to the interpretation of the term "association of representatives" (CA/D 9/13) - OJ EPO 2013, 500311PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 August 2013 on matters concerning representation before the EPO - OJ EPO 2013, 535312-317PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 12 May 2015 concerning representation before the EPO - OJ EPO 2015, A55318PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 December 2011 delegating his powers to decide on requests for exemption from requirements for entry on the list of professional representatives - OJ EPO 2012, 13319PDFView
Recommendation on the use of titles by professional representatives before the European Patent Office - OJ EPO 1979, 452320PDFView
J.2 Authorisation
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 July 2007 on the filing of authorisations - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, L.1321-322PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 April 2012 concerning notification of representation changes by professional representatives - OJ EPO 2012, 352323-324PDFView
J.3 European qualifying examination
Decision of the Administrative Council of 10 December 2008 amending the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives before the European Patent Office (CA/D 26/08) - OJ EPO 2009, 9325PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 February 2012 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination - OJ EPO 2012, 210326PDFView
J.4 Disciplinary matters
Regulation on discipline for professional representatives - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 1978, 91 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2008, 14327-337PDFView
Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 1980, 177 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2007, 552, 553338-347PDFView
Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of the European Patent Office - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 1980, 183 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2007, 552, 555348-354PDFView
Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 1980, 188 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2007, 548355-363PDFView
K. BOARDS OF APPEAL
K.1 Rules of procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2015 approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (CA/D 3/15) - OJ EPO 2015, A35364-374PDFView
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 12 November 2007 concerning the transfer of tasks to the Registry of the Enlarged Board of Appeal - Supplement to OJ EPO 1/2008, 34375-377PDFView
K.2 Rules of procedure of the boards of appeal
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 October 2007 approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (CA/D 35/07) - OJ EPO 2007, 536378-388PDFView
Decision of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal dated 12 November 2007 concerning the transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal - Supplement to OJ EPO 1/2008, 49389-391PDFView
K.3 Notices concerning the appeal procedure
Notice from the Vice-President Directorate-General  3 dated 17 March 2008 concerning accelerated processing before the boards of appeal - OJ EPO 2008, 220392-393PDFView
Notice of the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2007 concerning oral proceedings before the boards of appeal of the EPO - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, H.1394-395PDFView
Communication from the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2007 concerning the obligation to give notice pursuant to Rule 4(1), first sentence, EPC in proceedings before the boards of appeal of the EPO (use of an alternative official language in oral proceedings) - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, H.3396PDFView
Notice from the Vice-President Directorate-General 3 dated 10 February 2014 concerning the use of portable computers or other electronic devices in oral proceedings before the boards of appeal - OJ EPO 2014, A21397PDFView
Notice of the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2007 concerning sound recording devices in oral proceedings before the boards of appeal of the EPO - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, H.2398PDFView
Communication from the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 15 December 2011 concerning the electronic authentication of decisions of the boards of appeal of the EPO - OJ EPO 2012, 14399-401PDFView
L. PCT
L.1 Agreement EPO-WIPO
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT - Version consolidating the text published in OJ EPO 2010, 304 with amendments published in OJ EPO 2014, A117 and OJ EPO 2016, A30402-412PDFView
L.2 EPO as Receiving Office
Notice from the European Patent Office concerning the requirements to be observed when filing an international application with the EPO as a PCT receiving Office - OJ EPO 2014, A33413-417PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 24 October 2014 concerning the filing of international applications with the EPO acting as receiving Office using ePCT-Filing - OJ EPO 2014, A107418PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 June 2015 concerning abrogation of the transitional procedure for filing automatic debit orders with the EPO as receiving Office to pay fees in PCT proceedings - OJ EPO 2015, A53419PDFView
L.3 The EPO as International Searching Authority
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 June 2015 concerning the processing by the EPO as International Searching Authority of informal comments on earlier search results ("PCT Direct") - OJ EPO 2015, A51420-423PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 17 April 2014 concerning the online filing of subsequently filed documents under the PCT - OJ EPO 2014, A50424PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 March 2011 concerning informal clarification by the European Patent Office acting as International Searching Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) - OJ EPO 2011, 327425-427PDFView
L.4 The EPO as a Supplementary International Searching Authority (SISA)
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 24 March 2010 concerning the carrying out of supplementary international searches under the PCT - OJ EPO 2010, 316428-432PDFView
L.5 The EPO as an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA)
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 June 2014 concerning the online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II - OJ EPO 2014, A71433PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 12 May 2014 concerning the introduction of a "top-up" search in the procedure under Chapter II PCT - OJ EPO 2014, A57434-436PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 31 August 2011 concerning the issuance of a second written opinion in the procedure under Chapter II PCT - OJ EPO 2011, 532437-440PDFView
L.6 Lack of unity
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 June 2015 providing for review panels for the implementation of the protest and review procedures under the PCT - OJ EPO 2015, A59441-442PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 24 March 2010 concerning the protest and review procedures under the PCT - OJ EPO 2010, 322443-448PDFView
L.7 Language of correspondence with the EPO as an authority under the PCT
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 June 1993 concerning the language of correspondence with the EPO as an international authority under the PCT - OJ EPO 1993, 540449PDFView
L.8 Waiver of power of attorney
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 March 2010 concerning the waiver of power of attorney under Rule 90.4(d) and Rule 90.5(c) PCT - OJ EPO 2010, 335450-451PDFView
L.9 International-type search
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 March 1999 concerning the carrying out of international-type searches and the setting of a new fee for such searches - OJ EPO 1999, 300452-453PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 December 2015 revising the fee for an international-type search - OJ EPO 2016, A4454PDFView
L.10 International phase - late-payment fee
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 June 1992 concerning the late-payment fee under Rule 16bis.2 PCT - OJ EPO 1982, 383455PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 February 1998 concerning the late-payment fee under Rule 58bis.2 PCT - OJ EPO 1998, 282456PDFView
L.11 Refund/Reduction of international phase fees
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 21 February 2014 concerning the refund of the international search fee by the EPO acting as International Searching Authority - OJ EPO 2014, A30457-459PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 21 October 2008 concerning the reduction of the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states (CA/D 7/08) - OJ EPO 2008, 521460-461PDFView
L.12 European phase
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 21 February 2013 concerning the request for early processing - OJ EPO 2013, 156462-468PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 October 2009 dispensing with the supplementary European search where the international search report or a supplementary international search report was drawn up by the European Patent Office (CA/D 11/09) - OJ EPO 2009, 594469PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2005 concerning cases where the search fee for the supplementary European search is to be reduced (CA/D 10/05) - OJ EPO 2005, 548470PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 December 2015 amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search where the international or supplementary international search report was drawn up by one of the European International Searching Authorities (CA/D 12/15) - OJ EPO 2016, A3 (excerpt)471-472PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 December 2015 reducing the fee for the supplementary European search where the international search report or supplementary international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the Nordic Patent Institute or the Visegrad Patent Institute (CA/D 8/15) - OJ EPO 2016, A2473-475PDFView
M. FEES
Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and their annexes - see supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2015476PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 3 February 2016 revising point 5.3 of the Arrangements for deposit accounts - OJ EPO 2016, A14477-478PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 June 2015 concerning abrogation of the transitional procedure for filing automatic debit orders with the EPO as receiving office to pay fees in PCT proceedings - OJ EPO 2015, A53479PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2013 concerning adjustments to the system for search and examination fee refunds (Articles 9(1) and 11(b) of the Rules relating to Fees) following decisions J 25/10 and J 9/10 of the Legal Board of Appeal - OJ EPO 2013, 153480-482PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 21 February 2014 concerning the refund of the search fee under Article 9(2) of the Rules relating to Fees - OJ EPO 2014, A29483-485PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 9 January 2009 concerning the criteria for refund of search fees - OJ EPO 2009, 99486-487PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 July 2007 implementing Article 12 of the Rules relating to Fees - Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, M.3488PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 January 2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure - OJ EPO 2009, 118489-500PDFView
Notice supplementing the notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 January 2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure - OJ EPO 2009, 338501-505PDFView
N. SPECIAL AGREEMENTS
N.1 London Agreement
Agreement dated 17 October 2000 on the application of Article 65 EPC - OJ EPO 2001, 549506-510PDFView
N.2 Switzerland-Liechtenstein
Treaty between the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on Patent Protection (Patent Treaty) of 22 December 1978 - OJ EPO 1980, 407511-521PDFView
O. EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION
Decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 24 February 1978 on the authenticity in the three languages of the European Patent Office of the texts of decisions taken by the Administrative Council - OJ EPO 1978, 201522PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 8 June 1984 on the proportion of renewal fees for European patents to be remitted to the European Patent Organisation - OJ EPO 1984, 296523-525PDFView
P. EUROPEAN PATENT CONVENTION
P.1 Revision
Entry into force of the revised text of the European Patent Convention - OJ EPO 2008, 1526PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 September 2007 on implementation of the transitional provisions of the EPC 2000 applicable during the transition from the EPC 1973 to the EPC 2000 - OJ EPO 2007, 504527-530PDFView
P.2 Territorial field of application
Registration of European patents (UK) in overseas states or territories - OJ EPO 2004, 179531-532PDFView
P.3 Reservations
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 June 2007 following up on the notice dated 8 March 2007 concerning the issue of the direct applicability of Article 70(7) of the TRIPS Agreement in Spain to European patent applications filed prior to the expiry of the reservation entered by Spain under Article 167(2)(a) EPC - OJ EPO 2007, 439533-537PDFView
Q. EXTENSION OF EUROPEAN PATENTS
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2  November 2009 concerning the re-introduction of a grace period for the payment of extension fees - OJ EPO 2009, 603538-540PDFView
Extension of European patents to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA) - OJ EPO 2004, 619541-542PDFView
Extension of European patents to Serbia and Montenegro - OJ EPO 2004, 563543-544PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 May 2007 concerning the Co-operation and Extension Agreement with the former State Union of Serbia and Montenegro - OJ EPO 2007, 406545-546PDFView
Extension of European patents to Montenegro (ME) - OJ EPO 2010, 10547-551PDFView
R. VALIDATION OF EUROPEAN PATENTS
R.1 Morocco
Validation of European patents in Morocco (MA) with effect from 1 March 2015 - OJ EPO 2015, A20552-553PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2015 fixing the amount of the fee for validating European patent applications and patents in Morocco - OJ EPO 2015, A18554-555PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2015 concerning the time limits for paying validation fees - OJ EPO 2015, A19556-557PDFView
Validation of European patents in Morocco - OJ EPO 2016, A5558-573PDFView
R.2 Republic of Moldova
Validation of European patents in the Republic of Moldova (MD) with effect from 1 November 2015 - OJ EPO 2015, A85574-575PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 October 2015 fixing the amount of the fee for validating European patent applications and patents in the Republic of Moldova - OJ EPO 2015, A84576-579PDFView
S. THIRD COUNTRIES
Patent protection in Hong Kong Special Administration Region - OJ EPO 2009, 546580-587PDFView

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