Under the applicable national provisions of the extension and validation states, the extension or validation fee must be paid
If the fee for an extension or validation state has not been paid within the corresponding basic period (see items (i) and (ii) above), the applicant can still pay the extension or validation fee together with a 50% surcharge
If the applicant fails to pay the extension or validation fee during the basic and the grace period, the request for extension or validation is deemed to be withdrawn. No communication of loss of rights is issued.
However, a noting of loss of rights related to the failure to pay the designation fee pursuant to Rule 39(2) or Rule 159(1)(d) will draw the applicant’s attention to the lack of payment of the extension or validation fee, where appropriate, triggering the time limit mentioned in item (b) above.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.159 EPC The European Patent Office as a designated or elected Office – Requirements for entry into the European phase
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
XGL A III 12 Extension and validation of European patent applications and patents to/in states not party to the EPC
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2015, A19 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2015 concerning the time limits for paying validation fees