Contracting state

Netherlands

1

Basis for conversion

 

Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 77(3) EPC


Art. 47 PA

2

Procedural steps to be taken

 

(a) Payment of the national filing fee (EUR 90)

(b) Filing, in duplicate, of a Dutch translation


Art. 48(2) PA

3

Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2

 

3 months after receipt of the request for conversion


Art. 48(2) PA

4

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

The procedural steps referred to in section 2 may be taken by the appli­cant, his national patent attorney or attorney at law.

5

Special features

 

A certification of the transla­tion must be filed if required by the NPO.


Art. 48(2) PA

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