Contracting state

Ireland

1

Basis for conversion

Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 77(3) EPC


 

Sect. 122(1) PA
R. 86 PR

2

Procedural steps to be taken

(a) Request for conversion

(b) Payment of the con­version fee (EUR 30) and of the filing fee (EUR 125)

(c) Filing, in duplicate, of an English trans­la­tion of the patent appli­cation and any amend­ments previously made

(d) Designation of the inventor or indication of the applicant's right to be granted the patent


 

Sect. 17(2), 122(2) PA
R. 86(1) PR
Schedule I Fees Rules

3

Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2

2 months from receipt by the Controller of the request for conversion or, where the EP appli­cation was not filed at the IPO, within 2 months of date of notification by the Controller to the applicant of receipt of a request from the Central Industrial Property Office of another Contracting State where the EP application was filed


 

Sect. 122 PA
R. 86 PR

4

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

Yes, if the applicant has neither a residence nor his princi­pal place of business in the European Community


 

R. 93(1) PR
SI No.141 of 2006

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