Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
The Hague, 6 April 2005
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents its compliments to the European Patent Organisation (hereinafter: the Organisation) and, with reference to the discussions between the Ministry and the Organisation has the honour to propose the following:
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The following persons shall be authorised to engage in gainful employment in the Netherlands:
a) the spouse of an employee of the Office or a registered partner of an employee of the Office;
b) children under the age of 18 of an employee of the Office;
c) children between 18 and 27 years of age of an employee, provided that they formed part of his or her household prior to their first entry into the Netherlands and still form part of this household, and that they are:
(ii) financially dependent on the employee concerned, and
(iii) receiving an education in the Netherlands.
2 [Vervallen per 27-06-2006]
The authorisation as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be applicable for the duration of the term of office of the employee concerned.
3 [Vervallen per 27-06-2006]
In case of the insolvency of a person as referred to in Article 1 who is aged under 18, with respect to a claim arising out of gainful employment of that person, the immunity of the employee concerned shall be waived for the purpose of settlement of the claim, in accordance with Article 19, paragraph (2) of the Protocol on privileges and immunities of the European Patent Organisation. Moreover, Article 3 of the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Patent Organisation concerning the Branch of the European Patent Office at The Hague, concluded at München on 19 October 1977 shall be applicable.
4 [Vervallen per 27-06-2006]
Employment referred to in paragraph 1 shall be in accordance with Dutch legislation, including fiscal and social security legislation, unless any other applicable international legal instrument provides otherwise.
If this proposal is acceptable to the Organisation, the Ministry proposes that this Note and the Organisation's affirmative reply to it shall together constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Patent Organisation, which shall be provisionally applied from the date of the Organisation's reply and which shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the notification of the Organisation, stating that the requirements for the entry into force of the Agreement have been fulfilled. The Agreement shall remain in force until the day of the entry into force of a future Agreement containing an amendment of the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Patent Organisation concerning the Branch of the European Patent Office at The Hague, concluded at München on 19 October 1977.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the European Patent Organisation the assurances of its highest consideration.
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