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Official Journal January 2019

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Citation: OJ EPO 2019, A8
Online publication date: 31.1.2019

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 17 December 2018 concerning forms and publications available from the EPO

Updated lists of forms available free of charge from the EPO and of selected EPO publications are given below.

The forms can be downloaded from the website at www.epo.org/forms.

Orders may be placed with our online shop at
www.epo.org/service-support/ordering.html

A price list of all products and services is available on
www.epo.org/pricelist-2019.

Please send any enquiries concerning our products to
csc@epo.org
Freephone no. 00 800 80 20 20 20
Tel. +43 1 52126 4547
Fax +43 1 52126 2492

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Customer Service Centre
Postfach 90
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PDF or HTML versions of all EPO publications are available free of charge on www.epo.org/service-support/publications.

The forms are also available from the central industrial property offices of the EPC contracting states.

List of forms available free of charge from the EPO

 

EPC proceedings – EPO Forms

1001 11.18

Request for grant of a European patent
Notes 11.18

1002 12.07

Designation of inventor

1003 11.11

Authorisation

1004 09.11

General authorisation

1005 01.16

PACE request to the European Patent Office

1009 05.16

Request for participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme

Notes 05.16

1011 04.14

Declaration for SMEs, natural persons, non-profit organisations, universities and public research organisations for the purpose of fee reductions under Rule 6 EPC

1011bis 10.18

Declaration for SMEs, natural persons, non-profit organisations, universities and public research organisations for the purpose of the reduction of the fee for appeal under Article 2(1), item 11 of the Rules relating to Fees and Rule 6(4) and (5) EPC

1012 11.16

Enquiry as to the processing of the file

1013 12.17

Request for retrieval of a certified copy of a previous application (priority document) via the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)

1034 07.17

Important deadlines when filing a European patent application

1037 12.07

Acknowledgement of receipt by the European Patent Office of subsequently filed items relating to patent applications/patents

1038 12.07

Letter accompanying subsequently filed items

1140 12.07

Request for the issue of a sample of deposited biological material (Rule 33 EPC)

Notes 10.17

1141 12.07

Declaration for the purpose of obtaining a sample of deposited biological material
Notes 10.17

1142 10.17

Request for deposited biological material to be made available by issuing a sample to an expert

Notes 10.17

1142A 10.17

Declaration by the nominated expert under Rule 32 EPC
Notes 10.17

1200 11.18

Entry into the European phase (EPO as designated or elected Office)
Notes 11.18

2300 12.17

Notice of opposition to a European patent
Notes 12.17

2380 12.17

Request for limitation or revocation of a European patent

online

Third-party observations form

 

 

PCT proceedings – PCT/EPO Forms

RO/101

Request form for an international application according to the PCT (July 2017)
Notes (July 2017)

RO/134

Indications relating to deposited microorganism or other biological material (July 1998 - reprint January 2004)

1032 03.11

Confirmation of an international application filed by fax

IPEA/401

PCT demand for international preliminary examination (Chapter II) (July 2016)
Notes (July 2016)

 

 

Payments – EPO/PCT Forms

1020 03.18

Payment form – exclusively for filing a European patent application under Article 75(1)(b) EPC

RO/101 Annex

Fee calculation sheet (July 2017)
Notes (July 2017)

IPEA/401 Annex

Fee calculation sheet (July 2016)
Notes (July 2016)

 

 

Other – EPO Forms

online

Order for European A and B documents (single sales)

online

Printable notes for users of the third-party observations form

 

List of selected publications of the European Patent Office

General information on the EPO

European patents and the grant procedure

DE, EN, FR

free

2018 edition

Facts and figures 2018

DE, EN, FR

free

2018 edition

EPO Newsletter – Subscribe at www.epo.org/newsletter

DE, EN, FR

free by email every two weeks

 

Information on the patent granting procedure

How to get a European patent – Guide for applicants (18th edition)

DE, EN, FR

free

2018 edition

Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO (11th edition)

DE, EN, FR

free

2018 edition

National law relating to the EPC (19th edition) – only available online, at: www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/national-law.html

DE, EN, FR

2018 edition

Case law of the EPO boards of appeal (8th edition)

DE, EN, FR

EUR 87 per language

EUR 192 for a full set
(DE + EN + FR)

2016 edition

Case law of the EPO boards of appeal (special edition of the Official Journal)

Trilingual only

EUR 64 for back copies for 2012/2013

EUR 52 for back copies for 2011

EUR 56 for back copies for 2010

EUR 58 for back copies for 2009

EUR 43 for back copies for 2008

EUR 40 for back copies for 2007

EUR 40 for back copies for 1990-2006 (per year)

Case law of the EPO boards of appeal (Supplementary publications to the Official Journal) – only available online, at: www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal.html

Trilingual only

Case law 2017, Supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2018

Case law 2015/2016, Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2017

Case law 2014, Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2015

 

Official publications

European Patent Convention (16th edition)

Trilingual only

EUR 89

2016 edition

Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2016

"Ancillary Regulations to the European Patent Convention"

Trilingual only

EUR 95

EUR 148 for a set of the "Ancillary regulations to the EPC" and the "EPC" (2016)

2016 edition

Special edition No. 3 OJ EPO 2007 "Revision of the European Patent Convention (EPC 2000) – Update of decisions of the President and notices from the European Patent Office of relevance to patent practitioners"

Trilingual only

EUR 36

2007 edition

Special edition No. 4 OJ EPO 2007 "Revision of the European Patent Convention (EPC 2000) – Synoptic presentation EPC 1973/2000 – Part I: The Articles"

DE, EN, FR

EUR 41

2007 edition

Special edition No. 5 OJ EPO 2007 "Revision of the European Patent Convention (EPC 2000) – Synoptic presentation EPC 1973/2000 – Part II: The Implementing Regulations"

DE, EN, FR

EUR 44

2007 edition

Guidelines for Examination in the EPO – only available online at:
www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/guidelines.html

DE, EN, FR

2018 edition

Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority – only available online at:
www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/guidelines-pct.html

DE, EN, FR

2018 edition

Official Journal of the EPO – hardcopy edition[ 1 ]

Trilingual only

EUR 20[ 2 ] per issue

EUR 150[ 2 ] for back copies for 2013

EUR 133[ 2 ] for back copies for 2012

EUR 208[ 2 ] for back copies for 2011

EUR 77[ 2 ] for back copies for 2010

EUR 73[ 2 ] for back copies for 2009

EUR 54[ 2 ] for back copies for 2008

EUR 70[ 2 ] for back copies for 2007

EUR 51[ 2 ] for back copies for 1978-2006 (per year)

European Patent Bulletin – only available online, at:
www.epo.org/bulletin-download

Trilingual only

European patent applications and specifications – only available online, at:

www.epo.org/publication-server

Directory of professional representatives
www.epo.org/representatives

DE, EN, FR

free

 

Information on the Unitary Patent

Unitary Patent Guide – Obtaining, maintaining and managing Unitary Patents – only available online, at:

www.epo.org/law-practice/unitary/unitary-patent/unitary-patent-guide.html

DE, EN, FR

1st edition 2017

 

Other publications of the EPO

Patent Information News – subscription available online, at:

www.epo.org/service-support/publications.html?id=117#tab3

DE, EN, FR

free – quarterly

Patent information pricelist

Trilingual only

free – biannual

Welcome to EPO Online Services – only available online, at:

http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/2565ECDBBA275EEDC12582BF004B24F4/$File/welcome_to_epo_online_services_brochure_en.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2017 edition

Online Filing (Quick reference guide) – only available online, at:

http://docs.epoline.org/onlinefilingdocs/version5/QRG_olf5_en.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2016 edition

Online Fee Payment (Quick reference guide) – only available online, at: http://docs.epoline.org/doc/epoline/ofp/guides/Quick_Reference_Guide_en.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2017 edition

Credit card fee payment (Quick reference guide) – only available online, at: http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/AB3DF461F0F5DAB1C125822C0054382B/$File/quick_reference_guide-credit_card_fee_payment_en.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2018 edition

PatXML (Quick reference guide) – only available online, at:

http://docs.epoline.org/epoline/products/patxml/QRG_PatXML_Online_Services_EN.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2015 edition

Searching for patents – Products and services from the European Patent Office

EN

free

2017 edition

Case law from the contracting states to the EPC (2004-2011)

trilingual only

EUR 53

2011 edition

Case law from the contracting states to the EPC (2011-2014)

Trilingual only

EUR 67

2015 edition

Case law from the contracting states to the EPC (2014-2016) – only available online, at:

www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal/2017/etc/se6/2017-se6.pdf

Trilingual only

2017 edition

Patents for software?

DE, EN, FR

free

2013 edition

Finding sustainable technologies in patents

EN

free

2015 edition

The EPO as PCT Authority – only available online, at:
http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/22b6c20fc2663ff5c1257d70004a4a35/$FILE/epo_as_pct_authority_en.pdf

DE, EN, FR

2018 edition

 

 

[ 1 ] Since January 2014, the monthly issues have been published online only and free of charge.

[ 2 ] Plus postage.