where the European patent application is deemed to be withdrawn under Article 77, paragraph 3;
In the case referred to in paragraph 1(a), the request for conversion shall be filed with the central industrial property office with which the European patent application has been filed. That office shall, subject to the provisions governing national security, transmit the request directly to the central industrial property offices of the Contracting States specified therein.
In the cases referred to in paragraph 1(b), the request for conversion shall be submitted to the European Patent Office in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. It shall not be deemed to be filed until the conversion fee has been paid. The European Patent Office shall transmit the request to the central industrial property offices of the Contracting States specified therein.
The effect of the European patent application referred to in Article 66 shall lapse if the request for conversion is not submitted in due time.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
Offical Journal of the EPO
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