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Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 June 1992 concerning the late- payment fee under Rule 16bis.2 PCT

OJ EPO 1982, 383

The President of the European Patent Office, having regard to Rule 16bis.2 PCT as amended with effect from 1 July 1992, has decided as follows:

Article 1

Late-payment fee

Payment of the transmittal fee the basic fee, the seach fee or the designation fees in response to an invitation issued by the European Patent Office as receiving Office pursuant to Rule 16bis.1 (a) or (b) PCT shall be supplemented by a late-payment fee pursuant to Rule 16bis.2 PCT.

Article 2

Amount of the late-payment fee

The late-payment fee shall be 50% of the amount of the unpaid fees specified in the invitation but shall neither exceed the amount of the basic fee as specified in the PCT Schedule of Fees nor be less than the amount of the transmittal fee as specified in Article 2, item 18 of the EPO Rules relating to Fees.

Article 3

Entry into force

This decision shall enter into force on 1 July 1992.

Done at Munich, 15 June 1992.

Paul BRAENDLI

President