Friday, 18 February 2011

RFees legal references - incorrect

In April last year, the Rules relating to Fees (RFees) Art.2 was updated – it now has a (1) paragraph for current fees and a (2) paragraph for fees that apply to applications filed before 1 April 2009.

The latest version is here:
http://www.epo.org/patents/law/legal-texts/html/epc/2010/e/articl2.html#2
or here:
http://archive.epo.org/epo/pubs/oj009/12_09/12_5879.pdf

Although I do not expect the examination committee to be to critical on this, it is incorrect in all our materials.
For current fees, if you want the completely correct reference, you should also give the paragraph number (1)
So for example, the fee for further processing was RFees 2.12, and it is now RFees 2(1).12

The fee index number (.1 .1a .2 .3 etc) have not changed.

Sorry for this inconvenience.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr Pollard,

    Just curious if you have had the opportunity to "sit the D paper" as you did last year. Looking forward to your comments/opinion on difficulty and basic things being tested (similar to your post of March 18, 2010 as well as in the EQEforum concerning D2010) ? Much appreciated.

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