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Convention on the Grant of European Patents (European Patent Convention)

Treaty data

Treaty number
002382
Date of conclusion
05-10-1973
Place of conclusion
München
Provisional application
Entry into force
07-10-1977
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1975, 108
1976, 101
1977, 144
1978, 91
1979, 73
1981, 213
1985, 81
1987, 175
1988, 53
1988, 129
1989, 48
1991, 103
1991, 167
1992, 47
1992, 113
1994, 47
1995, 198
2007, 130
2007, 232
2012, 1
2013, 127
2014, 66
2015, 63
2016, 2
2017, 34
2017, 130
2017, 168
2018, 33
2018, 168
Parliamentary paper
13899
Approval act
1977, 7
Consolidated text
0003819

Comment

The Convention was in force for the Netherlands Antilles from 04-04-2007 until 10-10-2010.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
07-10-1977
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Saba)
10-10-2010
Aruba
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Albania 11-02-2010 (A) 01-05-2010
Austria 11-01-1974 27-02-1979 (R) 01-05-1979
Belgium 05-10-1973 14-07-1977 (R) 07-10-1977
Bulgaria 30-04-2002 (A) 01-07-2002
Croatia 31-10-2007 (A) 01-01-2008
Cyprus 14-01-1998 (A) 01-04-1998
Czech Republic 30-04-2002 (A) 01-07-2002
Denmark 05-10-1973 30-10-1989 (R) 01-01-1990
Estonia 30-04-2002 (A) 01-07-2002
Finland 29-12-1995 (A) 01-03-1996
France 05-10-1973 01-07-1977 (R) 07-10-1977
Germany 05-10-1973 07-07-1976 (R) 07-10-1977
Greece 05-10-1973 24-07-1986 (R) 01-10-1986
Hungary 28-10-2002 (A) 01-01-2003
Iceland 31-08-2004 (A) 01-11-2004
Ireland 05-10-1973 11-05-1992 (R) 01-08-1992
Italy 05-10-1973 29-09-1978 (R) 01-12-1978
Latvia 05-04-2005 (A) 01-07-2005
Liechtenstein 05-10-1973 21-01-1980 (R) 01-04-1980
Lithuania 03-09-2004 (A) 01-12-2004
Luxembourg 05-10-1973 07-07-1977 (R) 07-10-1977
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 28-10-2008 (A) 01-01-2009
Malta 01-12-2006 (A) 01-03-2007
Monaco 05-04-1974 27-09-1991 (R) 01-12-1991
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 05-10-1973 28-02-1977 (R) 07-10-1977
Norway 05-10-1973 05-10-2007 (R) 01-01-2008
Poland 30-12-2003 (A) 01-03-2004
Portugal 14-10-1991 (A) 01-01-1992
Romania 12-12-2002 (A) 01-03-2003
San Marino 21-04-2009 (A) 01-07-2009
Serbia 15-07-2010 (A) 01-10-2010
Slovakia 14-04-2002 (A) 01-07-2002
Slovenia 18-09-2002 (A) 01-12-2002
Spain 24-07-1986 (A) 01-10-1986
Sweden 05-10-1973 17-02-1978 (R) 01-05-1978
Switzerland 05-10-1973 20-04-1977 (R) 07-10-1977
Turkey 16-08-2000 (A) 01-11-2000
United Kingdom 05-10-1973 03-03-1977 (R) 07-10-1977

Extensions

France

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Bassas da India 07-10-1977
Clipperton Island 07-10-1977
Europa Island 07-10-1977
French Guiana 07-10-1977
French Polynesia 07-10-1977
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 07-10-1977
Glorioso Islands 07-10-1977
Guadeloupe 07-10-1977
Juan de Nova Island 07-10-1977
Martinique 07-10-1977
Mayotte 07-10-1977
New Caledonia 07-10-1977
Réunion 07-10-1977
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 07-10-1977
Tromelin Island 07-10-1977
Wallis and Futuna 07-10-1977

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Man, Isle of 07-10-1977

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Decision amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 20-10-1977 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 24 February 1978, modifiying the French text of Rule 85, Paragraph 1, of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention on the inclusion of a new Rule 85b in the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 24-02-1978 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 24 February 1978 concerning the inclusion of a new RuIe 106a in the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 24-02-1978 München
Decision of the Administrative Council amending the time limit laid down in Article 152, paragraph 3, of the European Patent Convention 21-12-1978 München
Decision amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 21-12-1978 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of November 30,1979 on the inclusion of a Rule 85a in the implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 30-11-1979 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 30 November 1979 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 30-11-1979 München
Decision of the Administrative Council o f 11 December 1980 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 11-12-1980 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 4 June 1981 on the inclusion of a new Rule 85b in the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 04-06-1981 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 February 1985 amending Rule 85 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 14-02-1985 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 December 1986 amending Rule 37 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 05-12-1986 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 June 1987 amending Rules 90 and 102 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 05-06-1987 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 June 1987 amending Rules 31 and 51 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 05-06-1987 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 June 1987 amending Rules 24 and 36 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 05-06-1987 Wenen
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 June 1987 amending Rule 85(1) of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 15-06-1987 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 10 June 1988 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 10-06-1988 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 8 Decenber 1988 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 08-12-1988 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 7 December 1990 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees 07-12-1990 München
Act revising article 63 of the Convention on the grant of European Patents (European Patent Convention) of 5 October 1973 17-12-1991 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 1993 amending Rule 102, paragraph 1, of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 09-12-1993 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 1994 amending the European Patent Convention, its Implementing Regulations and the Rules relating to Fees 13-12-1994 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 20 October 1995 amending the European Patent Convention 20-10-1995 Lissabon
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 June 1996 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 14-06-1996 Berlijn
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 December 1996 amending the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulations 05-12-1996 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 10 December 1998 amending the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulation 10-12-1998 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 June 1999 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 16-06-1999 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 October 1999 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees 13-10-1999 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 11 October 2000 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 11-10-2000 München
Agreement on the application of Article 65 on the Convention on the Grant of European Patents 17-10-2000 Londen
Act Revising the Convention on the Grant of European Patents 29-11-2000 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2001 adopting the new text of the European Patent Convention 28-06-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2001 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees 28-06-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2001 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 28-06-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2001 on the transitional provisions under Article 7 of the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29 November 2000 28-06-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 18 October 2001 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 18-10-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 18 October 2001 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 18-10-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 18 October 2001 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 18-10-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2001 amending Rule 29(2) EPC 13-12-2001 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2002 adopting the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 2000 12-12-2002 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 2004 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees 09-12-2004 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 2004 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 09-12-2004 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 2004 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees 09-12-2004 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2005 amending the European Patent Convention 27-10-2005 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 7 December 2006 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 2000 07-12-2006 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 6 March 2008 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention 06-03-2008 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 21 October 2008 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 4/08) 21-10-2008 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 2/09) 25-03-2009 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 3/09) 25-03-2009 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 20/09) 27-10-2009 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 October 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 18/09) 28-10-2009 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 26 October 2010 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 12/10) 26-10-2010 's-Gravenhage
Decision of the Administrative Council of 26 October 2010 amending Rule 36 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 16/10) 26-10-2010 's-Gravenhage
Decision of the Administrative Council of 26 October 2010 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 2/10) 26-10-2010 's-Gravenhage
Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 June 2012 amending Rule 53 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 7/12) 27-06-2012 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 October 2013 amending Rules 36, 38 and 135 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 15/13) 16-10-2013 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 October 2013 amending Rule 135 and 164 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 17/13) 16-10-2013 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Rule 103 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 16/13) 13-12-2013 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Rule 6 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and Article 14(1) of the Rules relating to fees (CA/D 19/13) 13-12-2013 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 15 October 2014 amending Rules 2, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 133 and 134 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 6/14) 15-10-2014 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 October 2015 amending Rule 82 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 9/15) 14-10-2015 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 October 2015 amending Rule 147 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 10/15) 14-10-2015 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 30 June 2016 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 6/16) 30-06-2016 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 December 2016 amending Rules 51 and 162 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 17/16) 14-12-2016 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2017 amending Rules 32 and 33 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 3/17) 28-06-2017 's-Gravenhage
Decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 amending Rules 27 and 28 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 6/17) 29-06-2017 's-Gravenhage
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2017 amending Rule 51 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 13/17) 13-12-2017 München
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2018 amending Rule 154(1) of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and Article 4 of the Regulation on discipline for professional representatives (CA/D 6/18) 28-06-2018 's-Gravenhage

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