Size: 430 pages - 355g - A5 (21 x 14cm) - 1.4cm thick ** Note (17/1/19): the thin paper is availalable for new orders
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 lthey 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.
This year, the EPO has added a new table: VI. B Renewal fees after successful petition for review.
New: Overview EPC States: Contracting, Validation and Extension A. Introduction B. Abbreviations
I. National legal bases (omitted - completely irrelevant for the EQE)
II. Filing of EP applns – Art. 75(1)(a) & (b) - whether EP applns may be filed at national offices, and national security filings
III. A - Rights conferred by EP appln – Art. 93 & Art. 67 - whether provisional protection is available - whether translation and/or communication is required
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 - whether translations of claims only or whole specification to be filed
V. Authentic text of a EP appln or EP 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 EP patents (annuities) – Art. 141 - amounts and due dates for payment at national offices - additional (grace) period, sanctions, possibility to apply for restitutio
VI. New: 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 EP applns or patents into national applns – 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 the EQE)
IX. Registering a transfer, licence and other rights with national office - whether transfer after grant by EPO – R.85 & R.22 - is recognized - national regulations for transfers & registration at national offices
X. Miscellaneous - 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. OJ 2016, A5 – Validating EP patents in Morocco (MA) - 1 Mar 15 XII. OJ 2016, A67 – Validating EP patents in Moldova (MD) – 1 Nov 15 XIII. New: OJ 2017, A85 – Validating EP patents in Tunisia (TN) – 1 Dec 17 XIV. New: OJ 2018, A16 – Validating EP patents in Cambodia (KH) – 1 Mar 18
New this year: - Titles added to each page indicating table or section - Banners added indicating start of the section of each table covering CONTRACTING STATES, VALIDATION STATES, EXTENSION STATES & FORMER EXTENSION STATES - New: overview of EPC Contracting, Validation & Extension states showing dates of accession to Paris, EPC, PCT, PCT national entry time limits, whether PCT national routes are closed and whether validation is automatic after grant. - New: some notes on Extension & Validation agreements - New: OJ EPO's about validation in Tunisia & Cambodia - New: EPO has added a new table VI. B renewal fees after successful petition for review ×