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
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.