Once the date of filing has been accorded, the Receiving Section examines whether the filing fee, any additional fees and the search fee have been paid in due time (see points 4.3.011
). If the filing fee or the search fee has not been paid in due time, the European patent application is deemed to be withdrawn (see point 4.3.014
). However, see point 5.10.007
for the possibility of further processing.