Rule 93 – Precedence of opposition proceedings - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part V – Implementing Regulations to Part V of the Convention, Chapter II – Procedure for limitation or revocation
New look and feel for EPO website
We have redesigned the EPO website to give it a new look and feel. To ensure that the new layout is displayed correctly by your browser(s), we recommend you clear your browser cache.
The request for limitation or revocation shall be deemed not to have been filed if opposition proceedings in respect of the patent are pending at the time of filing the request.
If, at the time of filing an opposition to a European patent, limitation proceedings in respect of that patent are pending, the Examining Division shall terminate the limitation proceedings and order the reimbursement of the limitation fee. The reimbursement shall also be ordered in respect of the fee referred to in Rule 95, paragraph 3, first sentence, if the requester has already paid this fee.