2007 Rule 114

114. Translations in proceedings in relation to a European patent (UK)

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(1) Where-

  • (a) proceedings are started before the comptroller in relation to a European patent (UK); and
  • (b) the specification of that patent was published in French or German,

the person who starts those proceedings shall file at the Patent Office a translation into English of the specification.

(2) But paragraph (1) shall not apply where-

  • (a) a translation into English of the specification has been filed under section 77(6); or
  • (b) the comptroller directs that a translation is unnecessary.


(3) Where, in the course of such proceedings, leave is given to amend the specification of the patent, the proprietor shall file at the Patent Office a translation of the amendment into the language in which the specification of the patent was published.

(4) This rule applies to making a request for an opinion under section 74A as it applies to proceedings started before the comptroller.

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