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 or, by fax or online (see points 66-77). It cannot yet be filed in electronic form; but the possibility of filing it electronically is expected to become available during the first half of 2014. As soon as electronic filing of the demand becomes available, a notice will be published in all relevant sources of information (see points 11 ff).
The EPO filing offices are located in the Central European Time (CET) zone (see Annex V).
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015