Form 1200 may be filed in electronic form, online or on an admissible data carrier using the EPO Online Filing software. Since 2 October 2014 it has also been possible to file Form 1200 online via the EPO case management system and the EPO web-form filing service. The (basic part of the) filing fee is reduced if Form 1200 is filed online (see point 536)[ 27 ].
The IB sends to the EPO as designated/elected Office a copy of the international application and the ISR (including the WO-ISA) and, where applicable, also the IPER with annexes. The IB will notify the applicant thereof, and the applicant himself should not file any of these documents with the EPO (see point 449). However, the applicant may have to file a translation of the international application and further documents as set out below (see points 509 ff).
Applicants must indicate the European application number, which as a rule is communicated to them approximately ten months after international publication (EPO Form 1201) (see Annex XIII). Applicants who have not yet been notified of this number when performing the required steps for entry into the European phase may instead cite the PCT application number or the PCT publication number.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - A General Overview
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XA.36 PCT Transmittal, Translation, and Communication, of the International Preliminary Examination Report
PCT Implementing Rules
XR.73 PCT Communication of the International Preliminary Examination Report or the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority
XR.76 PCT Translation of Priority Document; Application of Certain Rules to Procedures before Elected Offices
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