(1)The following provisions of the EPC, as amended, shall apply mutatis mutandis: Article 14, paragraphs 1 EPC, Article 14, paragraphs 3 EPC and Article 14, paragraphs 7 EPC; Article 113, paragraph 1 EPC; Articles 114 EPC, Articles 117 EPC, Articles 119 EPC, Articles 120 EPC, Articles 125 EPC; Article 128, paragraph 4 EPC; Articles 131 EPC, Articles 133 EPC; Article 134, paragraphs 1 EPC, Article 134, paragraphs 5 EPC and Article 134, paragraphs 8 EPC.
(i) Rule 142 EPC;
(3)When applying the provisions referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 mutatis mutandis, the term "Contracting States" shall be understood as meaning the Contracting States to the EPC, except in Article 125 EPC, where it shall be understood as meaning the participating Member States.
(4)Where the present Rules, including the provisions of the EPC applicable mutatis mutandis under the present Rules, refer to "a period to be specified", this period shall be specified by the European Patent Office. Unless otherwise provided, a period specified by the European Patent Office shall be neither less than one month nor more than four months.