If, at the time of filing an opposition to a European patent, limitation proceedings in respect of that patent are pending, the Examining Division shall terminate the limitation proceedings and order the reimbursement of the limitation fee. The reimbursement shall also be ordered in respect of the fee referred to in Rule 95, paragraph 3, first sentence, if the requester has already paid this fee.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2014, A6 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions