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IP A-Z

Like most areas of law, Intellectual Property can appear daunting and complex. There are a great many practice areas, subjects and procedures. The SH&P “A-Z” Intellectual Property glossary is a free and easy to use glossary of legal terms commonly used and associated with IP. We hope that it will help you better understand this topic. All of the entries include contact details for SH&P expert advisers. Alternatively, you can request a free, no obligation, IP Consultation and Review here if you require more information or have a particular issue you would like us to help you with.

Failure by an applicant to meet certain deadlines set by the European Patent Office (EPO) in respect of a European patent application can be remedied by filing a request for further processing.

When it is available, a request for further processing effectively gives the applicant a two month extension of time.  The omitted act (for example, the filing of a response to an examination report) must be completed within this period of time, and the request must be accompanied by the official fee for further processing.