Rule 55 – Examination on filing - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part IV – Implementing Regulations to Part IV of the Convention, Chapter I – Examination by the Receiving Section
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If the examination under Article 90, paragraph 1, reveals that the application fails to meet the requirements laid down in Rule 40, paragraph 1(a) or Rule 40, paragraph 1(c), Rule 40, paragraph 2 or Rule 40, paragraph 3, first sentence, the European Patent Office shall inform the applicant of any deficiencies and advise him that the application will not be dealt with as a European patent application unless such deficiencies are remedied within two months. If the applicant does this, he shall be informed of the date of filing accorded by the Office.