Contracting state



Basis for conversion


Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 77(3) EPC

Art. 6 SO No. 10.427


Procedural steps to be taken


(a) Payment of the national filing fee (EUR 30)

(b) Filing of a French translation

SO (Fees)


Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2


3 months after receipt by the applicant of the com­mu­nication for conver­sion. An additional time limit of 1 month from date of notification by the MC Patent Office will be granted subject to a 20% surcharge on the amounts due.

Art. 3 MD


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


The procedural steps referred to in section 2 may be taken by the appli­cant or his repre­sen­tative before the EPO. Appointment of a national repre­sentative for subse­quent procedural acts is not required.


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