1. If a patent or patent application is transferred, for one or more Contracting Member States, to another proprietor after proceedings have been started before the Court, the Court may authorize the new proprietor to be added as a party or substituted for a party pursuant to Rule 305  to the extent that the patent and the claims in the proceedings have been assigned to the new proprietor. Rule 306  shall apply Rule 305 Change in parties.
2. If the new proprietor takes over the proceedings, no new court fee shall be payable, even if the new proprietor is represented by a new representative.
3. If the new proprietor chooses not to take over the proceedings, any decision in proceedings that have been recorded in the register shall be binding upon him.
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1. The Court may, on application by a party, order a person to:
(a)be added as a party;
(b)cease to be a party;
(c)be substituted for a party.
2. The Court shall invite other parties to the proceedings to comment on the application, as soon as practicable after service of the application.
3. When ordering that a person shall become a party or shall cease to be a party, the Court may make appropriate orders as to payment of court fees and costs as regards such party.
1. Where the Court orders that a party be added, removed or substituted under Rule 305.1, it shall give directions to regulate the consequences as to case management.
2.The Court shall also determine the extent to which a new party is bound by the proceedings as then constituted.