If a validation fee is not paid in due time (see point 567), the request for validation is deemed withdrawn. Similarly to the payment of the extension fee, the payment of validation fees is regulated entirely in the relevant validation agreement. Therefore Rule 112 EPC and Article 122 EPC do not apply.
If the validation fee for a state is not paid within the basic period, the applicant can still pay it, together with a 50% surcharge, either within two months of expiry of the basic period ("grace period") or along with the request for further processing concerning the designation fee if this has also not been paid in time and hence within two months of notification of a communication of loss of rights under Rule 112(1) EPC following non-payment of the designation fee.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
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
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2017, A84 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 October 2017 fixing the amount of the fee for validating European patent applications and patents in Tunisia
XOJ EPO 2015, A85 - Validation of European patents in the Republic of Moldova (MD) with effect from 1 November 2015