Contracting state

Ireland

Contracting state

 

1

Period for retroactive payment of renewal fees which would have become due during the period between revocation of the patent and re-opening of the proceedings before the boards of appeal

6 months


 

No express legal provision in PA or PR but, once the Irish Office has been informed of the Enlarged Board's decision to set aside the revocation of a European patent and re-open the appeal proceedings, the practice is to allow the patent proprietor a period of up to 6 months to pay all renewal fees that would have fallen due in the intervening period.

2

Beginning of period / due date

From date of Enlarged Board's decision to re‑open the appeal proceedings


 

No provision – Office practice

3

Payment of fees with surcharge

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

No surcharge


 

Office practice

4

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