A European patent application shall be filed in one of the official languages or, if filed in any other language, translated into one of the official languages in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. Throughout the proceedings before the European Patent Office, such translation may be brought into conformity with the application as filed. If a required translation is not filed in due time, the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn.
Natural or legal persons having their residence or principal place of business within a Contracting State having a language other than English, French or German as an official language, and nationals of that State who are resident abroad, may file documents which have to be filed within a time limit in an official language of that State. They shall, however, file a translation in an official language of the European Patent Office in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. If any document, other than those documents making up the European patent application, is not filed in the prescribed language, or if any required translation is not filed in due time, the document shall be deemed not to have been filed.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - B Search
XGL B X 7 Title, abstract and figure(s) to be published with the abstract (as indicated on supplemental sheet A)
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
XGL D IV 1.2.1 Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the opposition being deemed not to have been filed
XGL D IV 1.3 Issue of communications by the formalities officer as a result of examination for deficiencies
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
XGL E IX 2.1.2 Initial processing and formal examination; copy of the international application; translation
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - B The EPO as a PCT receiving Office
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO SE 5/2017, p43 - Annex A.2 to the ADA - Information from the EPO concerning the automatic debiting procedure