Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 27 September 2017 concerning revision of the Arrangements for deposit accounts and their annexes
The President of the European Patent Office,
Having regard to Articles 5(2) and 7(2) of the Rules relating Fees, has decided as follows:
The Arrangements for deposit accounts and their annexes are herewith revised in the texts annexed to this decision.[ 1 ]
With the exception of the points referred to in the paragraph below, the revised texts enter into force on 1 December 2017 and supersede those dated 1 April 2015 (supplementary publication 3 – Official Journal EPO 2015).
Points 2.1(b), 3.2(a), 5.1 and 6.1 of Annex A1 and all corresponding information points in Annex A2 governing the automatic debiting procedure in respect of international applications entering the European phase with a request for early processing (Article 23(2) or 40(2) PCT) enter into force on 1 November 2017.
Done at Munich, 27 September 2017
[ 1 ] See p. 11 ff below. See also the notice from the EPO dated 27 September 2017 concerning revision of the Arrangements for deposit accounts and their annexes (p. 2 below).