GA E VIII 1 Non-observance of the time limit for payment of the designation fee

553
If the designation fee is not paid in due time, the application is deemed withdrawn. The applicant will be informed thereof in a communication under Rules 112(1) and 160(2) EPC.
554
Further processing may be requested within two months after notification of the communication of the loss of rights by payment of the designation fee together with the fee for further processing, which amounts to 50% of the designation fee. 
555
Since the designation fee does not form part of the national fee (see point 534), the remedy of applicants cannot request re-instatement of rights under Rule 49.6 PCT is not available.

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EPC Articles

EPC Implementing Rules

EPC Rules relating to Fees

EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office

PCT Implementing Rules