Nothing in this Convention shall be construed as limiting the right of some or all of the Contracting States to conclude special agreements on any matters concerning European patent applications or European patents which under this Convention are subject to and governed by national law, such as, in particular
an agreement under which the Contracting States party to it provide that translations of European patents as required under Article 65 may be filed with, and published by, the European Patent Office.
Inserted by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000.
See the Agreement of 17.10.2000 on the application of Article 65 EPC (London Agreement, OJ EPO 2001, 549), which entered into force on 01.05.2008 (OJ EPO 2008, 123) and which currently has 22 contracting states: AL, BE, CH, DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IE, IS, LI, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, NL, NO, SE, SI (see ).
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