Rule 21[ 30 ]
Rectification of the designation of an inventor

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.  
See decisions of the President of the EPO of 21.11.2013 concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division (OJ EPO 2013, 600) and concerning the entrustment to non-legally qualified staff of certain duties incumbent on the Legal Division (OJ EPO 2013, 601).

Art. 62, 81, 98, 103, 105c, 127, 129

Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 21R. 19

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