Rule 21 – Rectification of the designation of an inventor - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part II – Implementing Regulations to Part II of the Convention, Chapter II – Mention of the inventor
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An incorrect designation of an inventor shall be rectified upon request and only with the consent of the wrongly designated person and, where such a request is filed by a third party, the consent of the applicant for or proprietor of the patent. Rule 19 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Where an incorrect designation of the inventor has been recorded in the European Patent Register or published in the European Patent Bulletin, its rectification or cancellation shall also be recorded or published therein.