A translation under Article 14, paragraph 2, shall be filed within two months of filing the European patent application.
A translation under Article 14, paragraph 4, shall be filed within one month of filing the document. This shall also apply to requests under Article 105a. Where the document is a notice of opposition or appeal, or a statement of grounds of appeal, or a petition for review, the translation may be filed within the period for filing such a notice or statement or petition, if that period expires later.
The reduction referred to in paragraph 3 shall be available for:
For the purposes of paragraph 4(a), Commission recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises as published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 124, p. 36 of 20 May 2003 shall apply.
In case of multiple applicants, each applicant shall be an entity or a natural person within the meaning of paragraph 4.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
XGL D IV 1.2.1 Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the opposition being deemed not to have been filed
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