Annex IV – Authorities with which European patent applications may be filed - Guide for applicants: How to get a European patent, How to get – a European patent, Annexes
Annex IV
Authorities with which European patent applications may be filed 
I.
European Patent Office 
(a) 
Munich 
European Patent Office 
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 
80469 Munich 
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0)89 2399-0 
Fax: +49 (0)89 2399-4465 
European Patent Office 
Bayerstrasse 34 
(entrance via Zollstrasse 3) 
80335 Munich 
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0)89 2399-0 
Fax: +49 (0)89 2399-4465 
Postal address: 
European Patent Office 
80298 Munich 
Germany 
(b) 
The Hague 
European Patent Office 
Branch at The Hague 
Patentlaan 2 
2288 EE Rijswijk 
Netherlands 
Tel.: +31 (0)70 340-2040 
Fax: +31 (0)70 340-3016 
Postal address: 
European Patent Office 
Postbus 5818 
2280 HV Rijswijk 
Netherlands 
(c) 
Berlin 
European Patent Office 
Gitschiner Strasse 97 
10969 Berlin 
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25901-0 
Fax: +49 (0)30 25901-840 
Postal address: 
European Patent Office 
10958 Berlin 
Germany 
II.
National authorities 
For a summary of the contracting states' chief national provisions governing compulsory and optional filing of patent applications with central industrial property offices and other competent authorities, see Table II in "National law relating to the EPC" (see point 4). This table also contains the addresses of the central industrial property offices (see http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/natlaw/en/ii/index.htm).
Note: European divisional applications must always be filed with the EPO (see point 208 ff).
 
 

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