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European Patent Convention

Date of TextAdopted on October 5, 1973 at München
Entry into force on October 7, 1977
Amended on December 21, 1978
Amended on December 17, 1991
Amended on December 13, 1994
Amended on October 20, 1995
Amended on December 5, 1996
Amended on December 10, 1998
Amended on October 27, 2005
Entry into force on December 13, 2007
Host Institution:European Patent Organisation (EPO)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
Subject MatterPatents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Utility Models
Available Texts
Treaty Text
English

European Patent Convention (15th edition) (Authentic text) European Patent Convention (15th edition) (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [2545 KB]

French

Convention sur le brevet européen (15e édition) (Texte authentique) Convention sur le brevet européen (15e édition) (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [2545 KB]

German

Europäisches Patentübereinkommen (15. Auflage) (Authentischer Text) Europäisches Patentübereinkommen (15. Auflage) (Authentischer Text), Complete document (pdf) [2545 KB]

Fees
English

Schedule of fees and expenses of the EPO (applicable as from 1 April 2014) Schedule of fees and expenses of the EPO (applicable as from 1 April 2014), Complete document (pdf) [279 KB]

French

Barème de taxes et redevances de l'OEB (applicable à compter du 1er avril 2014) Barème de taxes et redevances de l'OEB (applicable à compter du 1er avril 2014), Complete document (pdf) [279 KB]

German

Verzeichnis der Gebühren und Auslagen des EPA (in der ab 1. April 2014 geltenden Fassung) Verzeichnis der Gebühren und Auslagen des EPA (in der ab 1. April 2014 geltenden Fassung), Complete document (pdf) [279 KB]

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