Guide for Applicants - Part 2
How to get a European patent


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Guide for Applicants - Part 2    

How to get
a European patent

December 2005

(3rd edition)

Guide for applicants - Part 2

PCT procedure before the EPO - "Euro-PCT"

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A. General overview

B. The EPO as a PCT receiving Office

C. The EPO as an International Searching Authority (ISA) - PCT Chapter I

D. The EPO as an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) - PCT Chapter II

E. Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as a designated (PCT Chapter I) or elected (PCT Chapter II) Office

ANNEX I Terms and abbreviations

ANNEX II The international and European phases of a PCT application

ANNEX III Timeline for international applications

ANNEX IV Filing offices of the EPO (OJ 2005, 44 ff)

ANNEX V Form PCT/RO/101 Request and Notes

ANNEX VI Form PCT/RO/101 Fee Calculation Sheet and Notes

ANNEX VII EPO Form 1003 Authorisation

ANNEX VIII Form PCT/IPEA/401 Demand and Notes

ANNEX IX Form PCT/IPEA/401 Fee Calculation Sheet and Notes

ANNEX X Form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) and Notes

ANNEX XI EPO Form 1010 Payment of fees and costs