European Patent Convention
Rule 135
Further processing

(1)Further processing under Article 121, paragraph 1, shall be requested by payment of the prescribed fee within two months of the communication concerning either the failure to observe a time limit or a loss of rights. The omitted act shall be completed within the period for making the request.

(2)153 Further processing shall be ruled out in respect of the periods referred to in Article 121, paragraph 4, and of the periods under Rule 6, paragraph 1Rule 16, paragraph 1(a)Rule 31, paragraph 2Rule 36, paragraph 2Rule 40, paragraph 3Rule 51, paragraphs 2 to 5Rule 52, paragraphs 2 and 3Rules 5556, Rule 56a, paragraphs 1 and 3 to 7Rules 585962a6364Rule 112, paragraph 2, and Rule 164, paragraphs 1 and 2.

(3)The department competent to decide on the omitted act shall decide on the request for further processing.

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