European patent applications may be filed in writing with the European Patent Office in Munich, The Hague or Berlin, or the authorities referred to in Article 75, paragraph 1(b).
The authority with which the European patent application is filed shall mark the documents making up the application with the date of their receipt, and issue without delay a receipt to the applicant including at least the application number and the nature, number and date of receipt of the documents.
If the European patent application is filed with an authority referred to in Article 75, paragraph 1(b), such authority shall without delay inform the European Patent Office of the receipt of the application, and, in particular, of the nature and date of receipt of the documents, the application number and any priority date claimed.
See decisions of the President of the EPO, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, A.1., A.3., A.5., OJ EPO 2009, 182; and the decision of the President of the EPO, OJ EPO 2015, A26.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2015, A27 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system
XOJ EPO 2015, A26 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2015 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documents
XOJ EPO 2015, A17 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 15 October 2014 amending Rules 2, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 133 and 134 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 6/14)
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p93 - XI. FILING OF PATENT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS XI.1 Filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile
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 2010, 642 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 November 2010 concerning the revised procedure for acknowledging receipt of international applications filed in paper form