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Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2005 concerning cases where the search fee for the supplementary European search is to be reduced (CA/D 10/05)

OJ EPO 2005, 548

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,

Having regard to the European Patent Convention, and in particular Article 157, paragraphs 3(b) and 4, 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

The search fee for a supplementary European search on an international application for which the international search report is drawn up by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Japanese Patent Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the Chinese Intellectual Property Office, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Russian Federation) or the Australian Patent Office shall be reduced by EUR 190.

Article 2

This decision shall enter into force on 27 October 2005. It shall apply to all international applications filed on or after 1 July 2005.

The decisions of 14 September 1979 (OJ EPO 1979, 368), 11 December 1980 (OJ EPO 1981, 5), 9 December 1993 (OJ EPO 1994, 6) and 8 June 2000 (OJ EPO 2000, 321) are rescinded in respect of all international applications filed on or after 1 July 2005.

Done at Munich, 27 October 2005

For the Administrative Council

The Chairman

Roland GROSSENBACHER