5. Reduction of the examination fee

In J 1/09, the Legal Board held that R. 107(2) EPC 1973 governed the reduction of the examination fee after the entry of an international application into the European phase. It did not apply to divisional applications. Art. 12(2) RFees 2003 only laid down the level of the reduction. For the conditions for the reduction it referred to R. 107(2) EPC 1973 (see also J 14/07).

J 4/18 concerned the application of the examination fee reduction (R. 6(3)(7) EPC, Art. 14(1) RFees) to multiple applicants.

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