After an international application has been filed other documents may be filed in any proceedings before the EPO direct, by post or - with the exception of authorisations and priority documents - by fax at the EPO filing offices. online or direct, by post or by fax at the EPO filing offices. However, the filing of priority documents by fax or via the EPO case management system and the EPO web-form filing service is excluded, as is the filing of authorisations by fax and via the EPO web-form filing service. Priority documents filed subsequently via EPO Online Filing must be digitally signed by the issuing authority.
No confirmation copy of a further document must be filed, but the receiving Office may require a confirmation copy to be submitted (see point 71), which it will do in particular if the applicant has submitted substitute sheets under Rule 26 PCT and/or any sheets to be incorporated by reference under Rule 20.6 PCT. In these two cases the applicant is advised to submit a confirmation copy on his own initiative directly after sending the sheets concerned by fax.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - B The EPO as a PCT receiving Office
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA
PCT Implementing Rules
XR.26 PCT Checking by, and Correcting before, the Receiving Office of Certain Elements of the International Application
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2014, A98 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 September 2014 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO web-form filing service
XOJ EPO 2014, A97 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 September 2014 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system
XOJ EPO 2014, A71 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 June 2014 concerning the online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II