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Guide for applicants, Part 1: How to get a European patent

 
 
Annex IV
Authorities with which European patent applications may be filed 
I.
European Patent Office 
(a) 
Munich headquarters 
European Patent Office 
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 
(formerly Erhardtstrasse 27) 
80469 Munich 
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0)89 2399-4500 
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)70 340-4500 
Fax: +31 (0)70 340-3016 
 
Postal address: 
European Patent Office 
Postfach 5818 
2280 HV Rijswijk 
Netherlands 
(c) 
Berlin 
European Patent Office 
Gitschiner Strasse 103 
10969 Berlin 
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0)30 25901-4500 
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.
Note: European divisional applications must always be filed with the EPO (see point 208 ff).