The documents on which the proceedings before the EPO as designated or elected Office are to be based are to be indicated in Section 6 of Form 1200 and, where necessary, further clarification may be provided on an additional sheet. The applicant must make sure that the indications in Section 6 and/or on the additional sheet correspond to any indications given in the table for Section 6 provided for calculation of the additional (page) fee to be paid for applications comprising more than 35 pages (see points 540 ff).
If the EPO acts as elected Office, the documents forming the basis for the proceedings in the European phase are to be indicated in Section 6.2. If the applicant has filed test reports (e.g. comparative examples in support of inventive step) with the EPO as IPEA, it is assumed that the EPO may also use them in the European grant proceedings.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.159 EPC The European Patent Office as a designated or elected Office – Requirements for entry into the European phase