A reference to a previously filed application under paragraph 1(c) shall state the filing date and number of that application and the Office with which it was filed. Such reference shall indicate that it replaces the description and any drawings.
Where the application contains a reference under paragraph 2, a certified copy of the previously filed application shall be filed within two months of filing the application. Where the previously filed application is not in an official language of the European Patent Office, a translation thereof in one of these languages shall be filed within the same period. Rule 53, paragraph 2, shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.30 EPC Requirements of European patent applications relating to nucleotide and amino acid sequences
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
XGL A III 3.2.1 Physical requirements of applications filed by reference to a previously filed application
XGL A IV 5.2 Sequence listings of an application filed by reference to a previously filed application
EPO Guidelines - B Search
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO SE 5/2017, p43 - Annex A.2 to the ADA - Information from the EPO concerning the automatic debiting procedure
XOJ EPO SE 1/2017, p107 - XI.6 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 September 2014 [ 1 ] concerning the filing of documents using the EPO web-form filing service
XOJ EPO SE 1/2017, p103 - XI.5 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 [ 1 ] concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system
XOJ EPO SE 1/2017, p94 - XI.2 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 November 2015 [ 1 ] concerning the electronic filing of documents
XOJ EPO 2009, 486 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 September 2009 concerning the filing of a certified copy of an earlier application to which reference is made
XOJ EPO 2009, 182 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 February 2009 concerning the electronic filing of documents