European patent - Registration of transfers

According to Rule 22 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,



The transfer of a European patent application shall be recorded in the European Patent Register at the request of an interested party, upon production of documents providing evidence of such transfer.



The request shall not be deemed to have been filed until an administrative fee has been paid. It may be rejected only if the requirements from paragraph 1 of this rule has not been complied with.



A transfer shall have effect vis-à-vis the European Patent Office only at the date when and to the extent that the documents referred to in paragraph1 of this rule have been produced.



Prepared by European Patent Registration and Consulting Services