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Citation: OJ EPO 2016, A2
Online publication date: 29.1.2016

Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 December 2015 reducing the fee for the supplementary European search where the international search report or supplementary international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the Nordic Patent Institute or the Visegrad Patent Institute (CA/D 8/15)

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,

Having regard to the European Patent Convention and in particular Article 153(7) thereof,

On a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office,

Having regard to the opinion of the Budget and Finance Committee,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

(1) The fee for a supplementary European search on an international application for which the international search report or supplementary international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office or, in accordance with the Protocol on Centralisation, by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the Nordic Patent Institute or the Visegrad Patent Institute shall be reduced by EUR 1 110.

(2) If a reduction is granted as provided in the first paragraph, the maximum amount of the reduction in the fee for a supplementary European search shall be equal to the reduction granted on the basis of a single international search report or supplementary international search report drawn up by one of the authorities mentioned in the first paragraph.

Article 2

This decision shall enter into force on 1 July 2016 and shall apply to international applications which are filed up to and including 31 March 2020, for which the international search report or supplementary international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the Nordic Patent Institute or the Visegrad Patent Institute and where the fee for a supplementary European search is paid on or after 1 July 2016.

Done at Munich, 16 December 2015

For the Administrative Council

The Chairman

Jesper KONGSTAD