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E-filing notifications

 

Accepted means of filing

Online: as a WASP file created by PCT-SAFE or EPO-OLF client software

On physical media: as a WAD or WASP file created by PCT-SAFE or EPO-OLF (on CD-R)

 

Accepted digital certificates

Valid certificates issued by one of the following Certification Authorities (CA):

  • WIPO CA
  • CA for EPO
  • VRK (FINEID)
  • FNMT (CERES)

 

Accepted formats

This Office accepts the filing of the application body (description, claims and abstract) in character-coded (e.g. XML) and image format (e.g. PDF). It also accepts the inclusion of application documents in pre-conversion format, according to Administrative Instruction 706, if created by any of the following software: Corel, OpenOffice Writer or MS Word. For documents created by other software, see Special Edition No. 3 OJ EPO 2007, 17 (http://archive.epo.org/epo/pubs/oj007/08_07/special_edition_3_epc_2000_decisions.pdf).

Sequence listing should preferably be filed, as a separate part of the description, in WIPO's ST.25 text format (no additional fees).

 

Support

Details can be found on the website http://www.epo.org/service-support/faq/online-services/filing.html.

 

 


 

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