A.77 EPC Forwarding of European patent applications

(1)
The central industrial property office of a Contracting State shall forward to the European Patent Office any European patent application filed with it or any other competent authority in that State, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. 
(2)
A European patent application the subject of which has been made secret shall not be forwarded to the European Patent Office. 
(3)
A European patent application not forwarded to the European Patent Office in due time shall be deemed to be withdrawn. 
 
[ Art. 135 137 R. 35 37 45 112 134 155 ]
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 

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