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Rule 162

Claims incurring fees

- OJ 5/2011, 354

- OJ 6/2010, 352


E VIII 2.1.3







(1) If the application documents on which the European grant procedure is to be based comprise more than fifteen claims, claims fees shall be paid for the sixteenth and each subsequent claim as laid down in the Rules relating to Fees within the period under Rule 159, paragraph 1.

Art. 121

Art. 122: NO

B X 8.

C V 1.4






(2) If the claims fees are not paid in due time, they may still be paid within six months from a communication concerning the failure to observe the time limit. If within this period amended claims are filed, the claims fees due shall be computed on the basis of such amended claims. .

Art. 121

Art. 122: NO

C V 1.4







(3) Any claims fees paid within the period under paragraph 1 and in excess of those due under paragraph 2, second sentence, shall be refunded.








(4) Where a claims fee is not paid in due time, the claim concerned shall be deemed to be abandoned.


B III 3.4

B X 8.















Modified by

- CA/D 12/10, entered into force on 01.05.2011 (OJ 12/2010, 634)









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Art. 153

R. 45

R. 159




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