2007 Rule 60

60. Request for substantive examination following a direction under section 81

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Where an application for a European patent (UK) falls to be treated as an application for a patent under the Act by virtue of a direction under section 81, the period prescribed for the purposes of section 18(1) is two years beginning immediately after1-

  • (a) where there is no declared priority date, the date of filing of the application; or
  • (b) where there is a declared priority date, that date.

[Extendable under Rules 108(2) or 108(3): Schedule 4, part 2]

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