If the time limit for requesting further processing has been missed (see point 561), a request for re-establishment of rights in respect of the period under Rule 135(1) EPC may be filed. The request is not deemed to have been filed until the fee for re-establishment relating to the omitted act, i.e. payment of the designation fee under Rule 39 EPC, has been paid. Attention is drawn to the further requirements under Article 122 and Rule 136 EPC for the request to be admissible and allowable.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018