IX. Registering a transfer, licences and other rights in respect of a European patent in the national patent register
1. Up to grant of the European patent, transfers, licences and other rights in respect of European patent applications are registered centrally in the European Patent Register in accordance with Rules 22 to 24 EPC.
2. After grant of the European patent, a transfer is registered in the European Patent Register only during the opposition period or during opposition proceedings, in accordance with Rule 85 in conjunction with Rule 22 EPC. Section 6 of the following table indicates whether and under what conditions the contracting states recognise the registration of such transfers in the European Patent Register for the purposes of the national procedure.
3. This table also sets out the national regulations and requirements governing the registration of transfers, licences (excluding compulsory licences) and other rights after grant of the European patent or final closure of opposition proceedings in the individual national patent registers of the designated contracting states or in those of the extension and validation states.
All details concerning the applicable provisions and the nature of the supporting documents to be filed are based on the information supplied to the EPO by the patent authorities of the contracting, extension and validation states.