European patent -Designation fees

According to Rule 39 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,


The designation fee shall be paid within six months of the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the publication of the European search report. 



Where the designation fee is not paid in due time or the designations of all the EPC  Contracting States are withdrawn, the European patent application shall be deemed to be withdrawn. 


A European patent application not received by the European Patent Office within fourteen months of filing or, if priority has been claimed, of the date of priority, shall be deemed to be withdrawn. Any fees paid in respect of this application shall be refunded. 


Prepared by European Patent Registration and Consulting Services
prov. by Lawyers Antevski member of network of ARI INTERNATIONAL Law & Trade from Liechtenstein