Contracting state



Basis for conversion


Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 77(3) EPC

Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 90(3) EPC because the trans­lation in the lan­guage of the pro­ceedings was not filed in time

Art. 9(1) AccEPCLaw


Procedural steps to be taken


(a) Request for conversion

(b) Filing of the Roma­nian translation of the EP patent applica­tion and, where appropriate, of the text as amended in proceedings before the EPO

(c) Payment of the prescribed fee


Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2


(a) Within 3 months of the date of the notifica­tion to the applicant that the application is deemed to be withdrawn

(b) + (c) Within 2 months of the invitation by OSIM to do so


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


The procedural steps referred to in section 2 may be taken by the appli­cant or his national representative.

All subsequent procedural steps must be taken by an authorised national representative, if the applicant has neither a residence nor his principal place of business in Romania.


Special features


In the case indicated in section 1, the EP application may also be converted into an application for a utility model

Art. 14(5) LMU

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