G 0002/92 (Non-payment of further search fees) of 6.7.1993

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1993:G000292.19930706
Date of decision: 06 July 1993
Case number: G 0002/92
Application number: -
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: DE
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 700 KB)
Bibliographic information is available in: DE | EN | FR
Versions: OJ
Title of application: -
Applicant name: -
Opponent name: -
Board: EBA
Headnote: An applicant who fails to pay the further search fees for a non-unitary application when requested to do so by the Search Division under Rule 46(1) EPC cannot pursue that application for the subject-matter in respect of which no search fees have been paid. Such an applicant must file a divisional application in respect of such subject-matter if he wishes to seek protection for it.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 82
European Patent Convention 1973 R 46
Keywords: Lack of unity of invention
Consequence of non-payment of further search fees


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