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 the decisionsdecision of the President of the EPO dated 09.05.2018 concerning the electronic filing of documents, OJ EPO 2018, A45 and the notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2018, A46 using the EPO case management system (OJ EPO 2015, A27) or the EPO web-form filing service (OJ EPO 2014, A98) or online filing (OJ EPO 2015, A91, and 2016, A21 and OJ EPO 2017, A59).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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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 2018, A46 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 9 May 2018 concerning the electronic filing of documents
XOJ EPO 2018, A45 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 May 2018 concerning the electronic filing of documents
XOJ EPO 2018, A17 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 January 2018 concerning changes to the filing options available in Belgium for European patent applications and international applications
XOJ EPO 2017, A12 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 January 2017 concerning the availability of the EPO filing offices
XOJ EPO 2017, A11 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 3 January 2017 designating the EPO's filing offices