1.4.2 Period of grace for payment of fees under Rule 85a EPC 1973

In the context of the EPC revision exercise (EPC 2000), R. 85a and 85b EPC 1973 were deleted to take account of the extended application of further processing under Art. 121 EPC (OJ SE 1/2003, 190). See "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal", 5th ed. 2006, VI.D.1.3.2, for a detailed, or "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal", 6th ed. 2010, VI.D.1.4.2, for a short, overview of the case law on this provision.

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