Extension of time limit

You can request more time to reply to a notice from us. It's called asking for extension of time limit.

Extension of time limit to reply to formal notices

Concerning formal notices with a three month time limit to reply, we cannot grant an extension of the time limit. Concerning formal notices with a one month time limit to reply, we can extend the time limit to three months, if you have paid the application fee and made a request for an extension of the time limit, both within the one month time limit mentioned above.

Extension of time limit to reply to technical notices

Concerning technical notices with a four month time limit to reply, we can extend the time limit to six months.

Extension of other time limits

If there are special reasons, we can also extend the time limit to reply in applications regarding supplementary protection, patent limitation, patent revocation or oppositions, with two months.