The demand and any further document relating to the Chapter II PCT procedure (e.g. amendments and/or arguments filed under Article 34 PCT) must be submitted to the EPO as IPEA and not to the receiving Office or the IB. The EPO as IPEA will indicate the date of receipt on the demand and promptly notify the applicant of that date.
The demand may be filed with the EPO as IPEA direct, by post, by fax or online (see points 66-77). As of 1 November 2016, the ePCT service may be used for online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II PCT directly with the EPO as IPEA, and also for indicating the payment of fees related to the demand.
The EPO filing offices are located in the Central European Time (CET) zone (see Annex V).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - A General Overview
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
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2016, A78 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 September 2016 concerning the online filing of subsequently filed documents under the PCT, including the demand under PCT Chapter II