Decisions of the Administrative Council
Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 2008 amending the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 5/08)
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,
Having regard to the European Patent Convention, and in particular Article 33(2)(d) thereof,
On a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office,
Having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Patent Law and the Budget and Finance Committee,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
The Rules relating to Fees shall be amended as follows:
1. Article 2, item 1, shall be amended to read as follows:
2. Article 2, item 1a, shall be amended to read as follows:
"1a. Additional fee for a European patent application comprising more than 35 pages (not counting pages forming part of a sequence listing) (Rule 38, paragraph 2)
plus EUR 12
3. Article 8, paragraph 2, shall be deleted. Paragraph 1 shall become the sole paragraph.
This decision shall enter into force on 1 April 2009 and shall apply to European patent applications filed on or after 1 April 2009, as well as to international applications entering the regional phase on or after that date.
Done at Munich, 9 December 2008
For the Administrative Council