Rule 20 22/23

Registering a transfer

Art. 71, 127
R. 21, 61

(1) A transfer of a European patent application shall be recorded in the Register of European Patents at the request of an interested party and on production of documents satisfying the European Patent Office that the transfer has taken place.

(2) The request shall not be deemed to have been filed until such time as an administrative fee has been paid. It may be rejected only in the event of failure to comply with the conditions laid down in paragraph 1.

(3) A transfer shall have effect vis-à-vis the European Patent Office only when and to the extent that the documents referred to in paragraph 1 have been produced.

22 Amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 13.12.1994 which entered into force on 01.06.1995 (OJ EPO 1995, 9 ff).

23 See decision of the President of the EPO dated 10.03.1989 concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division (OJ EPO 1989, 177 f) and the notice of the Vice-President, DG 5 of the EPO dated 05.07.1990 concerning correspondence with the Legal Division (OJ EPO 1990, 404 f).

Cross-reference list
R. 20 R. 22

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