** This is status 31/10/19, required for EQE 2020.
Size: 380 pages - 160x230mm - 12mm thick (375g)
This year, the pages are 10% bigger to improve readability.
Although the information is updated on-line on their website, the EPO no longer provides a paper
version of the National Law tables.
For the EQE exam, it is important to have up-to-date details from the tables, particularly if there is a DI question on the translation requirements after grant, for example.
This up-to-date version uses the latest information from the EPO website. Tables I and VIII are
irrelevant for the EQE, so they have been left out. An index and page numbers have been added, as
well as validation information published in the OJEPO for Morocco, Moldova, Tunisia & Cambodia.
The EPC Contracting States, Extensions States and Validation States are covered. An overview and quick-reference is also provided showing their dates of accession to Paris Convention, EPC, PCT, the PCT national entry time limits, whether PCT national routes are closed and whether validation is automatic after grant.
This book is based on the html pages and not on the official table pdf's. This improves readability
when it is reduced to A5 size. The order of the States in each table is determined by the html generator on the EPO website.
New this year:
• The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) is now called North Macedonia (MK)
• From 1 Dec 2018, MC no longer operates as RO – OJ 2018, A105
• Georgia (GE) = signed EPC validation agreement on 31-10-19, but not yet in force
• Main index is increased in length
Binding : Paperback
Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
160mm x 230mm
Aantal pagina's :
Datum publicatie : 10-2019
Overview EPC States: Contracting, Validation and Extension
NATIONAL LAW TABLES - 31 Oct 2019
I. National legal bases (omitted - completely irrelevant for EQE)
II. Filing of European applications – Art. 75(1)(a) & (b)
whether EP applns may be filed at national offices, and national security filings
III.A - Rights conferred by European application – Art. 93 & Art. 67
whether provisional protection available, translation and/or communication requirements
III.B - Translations for obtaining provisional protection - Art. 67(3)
language of translation required, fees, correction of translation
IV. Translation requirements after grant - Art. 65 & London Agreement
following grant, or amendment in opposition or limitation
V. Authentic text of a European application or patent - Art. 70
whether translation or language of proceedings is authentic text
whether good faith provisions apply after correction of translation
VI.A - Payment of renewal fees for European patents (annuities) – Art. 141
amounts and due dates for payment at national offices
additional (grace) period, sanctions, possibility to apply for restitutio
VI.B - Payment of renewal fees after successful Petition for Review – Art. 112a(5)
national provisions and requirements to be observed at national offices
VII. Conversion of European applications or patents into national applications – Art. 135(1)
possible for some refused / deemed withdrawn EP applns or revoked patents
whether national security requires first filing at national offices
VIII. Payment of fees to national offices (omitted - completely irrelevant for EQE)
IX. Registering a transfer, licence and other rights in national Register
whether transfer after grant by EPO – R.85 & R.22 - is recognized, national regulations
national law rules for double patenting (EP & national applns) – Art. 139(3)
extent of national territories in which EP patents have effect – Art. 168(1)
XI. New: OJ 2020, ??? – Validating EP patents in Georgia (GE) – not yet in force
XII. OJ 2016, A67 – Validating EP patents in Moldova (MD) – 1 Nov 15
XIII. OJ 2016, A5 – Validating EP patents in Morocco (MA) - 1 Mar 15
XIV. OJ 2018, A16 – Validating EP patents in Cambodia (KH) – 1 Mar 18
XV. OJ 2017, A85 – Validating EP patents in Tunisia (TN) – 1 Dec 17
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