The EPC is currently available in HTML and
To consult the most up-to-date version of the EPC, please use the files
in HTML format. The files in PDF format contain
latest printed edition of the EPC, ie without amendments adopted by the Administrative
Council since the printed edition was published.
For up-to-date information on procedural
fees please also consult the Official
Journal on the EPO website.
While the HTML version contains internal links between the articles and rules
of the EPC and is optimised for on-line use, the PDF version offers the best
solution for off-line browsing including full-text search functionality.
Important note: The authentic text of the
EPC is that of the printed version
of the EPC published by the EPO and,
where appropriate, the text of the
amendments as published in the printed
version of the EPO's Official Journal.