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(a) Within 3 months of the date of the notification to the applicant that the application is deemed to be withdrawn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