Decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of 16 December 2021 amending Rule 16 of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection (SC/D 3/21)
THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,
Having regard to Regulations (EU) No 1257/2012 and No 1260/2012,
Having regard to Rule 2(1)(a) of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Rule 16 of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection shall be amended as follows:
1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph 1 shall read as follows:
"family name, given names and country and place of residence of the inventor designated by the applicant for or proprietor of the patent, unless he has waived his right to be mentioned under Rule 20, paragraph 1 EPC;".
2. The following subparagraph (x) shall be added to paragraph 1:
"information regarding the residence or principal place of business of the applicant on the date of filing of the application for the European patent pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 1(a), Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012."
Rule 16 of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection as amended under Article 1 of this decision shall enter into force on the date of application of Regulations (EU) No 1257/2012 and No 1260/2012 in accordance with Article 18, paragraph 2, of Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012 and Article 7, paragraph 2, of Regulation (EU) No 1260/2012.
Done at Munich, 16 December 2021
For the Select Committee of the Administrative Council