In respect of an international application under Article 153, the applicant shall perform the following acts within thirty-one months from the date of filing of the application or, if priority has been claimed, from the priority date:
pay the filing fee provided for in Article 78, paragraph 2;
The Examining Division shall be competent to take decisions of the European Patent Office under Article 25, paragraph 2(a) PCT.
See the notice from the EPO concerning the request for early processing (OJ EPO 2013, 156).
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 4/08 of 21.10.2008 (OJ EPO 2008, 513),
entered into force on 01.04.2009.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - B Search
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
XGL E VIII 2.1.2 Initial processing and formal examination; copy of the international application; translation
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
EPO PCT GL - C Procedureal Aspects Chapter II
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
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
XGA E III 1 Requirements specific to applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in an EPC contracting state - "non-resident applicants"
XGA E IV 1 Which version of the Euro-PCT application is taken as the basis for the procedure in the European phase (Form 1200, Sections 6.1 and 6.2)?
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2014, A70 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 June 2014 concerning amended Rules 164 and 135 EPC
XOJ EPO 2014, A37 - Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2014 [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2014, A33 - Notice from the European Patent Office concerning the requirements to be observed when filing an international application with the EPO as a PCT receiving Office
XOJ EPO 2014, A6 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions
XOJ EPO 2013, 542 - Notice from the European Patent Officedated18October2013 concerningthefilingof sequence listings
XOJ EPO 2013, 156 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 21 February 2013 concerning the request for early processing
XOJ EPO 2011, 376 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 April 2011 concerning the filing of sequence listings
XOJ EPO 2009, 603 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 November 2009 concerning the re-introduction of a grace period for the payment of extension fees
Case Law Book
Case Law Book: I Patentability
Case Law of the Enlarged Board
XG 4/98 Failure to pay designation fees / No retroactive effect of deemed withdrawal except for Article 67 EPC / Deemed [..]
General Case Law
XJ 18/09 Pending earlier European patent application (no) / Valid entry into the European phase of an international patent [..]