EUROPEAN PATENT CONVENTION 1973: Implementing Regulations: PART II - IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS TO PART II OF THE CONVENTION, Chapter I - Procedure where the applicant or proprietor is not entitled, Rule 14 - Limitation of the option to withdraw the European patent application

Rule 14 15

Limitation of the option to withdraw the European patent application

Art. 61, 79



As from the time when a third party proves to the European Patent Office that he has initiated proceedings concerning entitlement and up to the date on which the European Patent Office resumes the proceedings for grant, neither the European patent application nor the designation of any Contracting State may be withdrawn.



15 See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/92 (Annex I).

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R. 14 R. 15

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