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

Under Article 65(1) EPC, any contracting state may prescribe that if the text in which the European Patent Office intends to grant a European patent or limit or maintain a European patent as amended for that state is not drawn up in one of its official languages, the applicant for or proprietor of the patent must supply its central industrial property office with a translation of this text in one of its official languages at his option or, where that state has prescribed the use of one specific official language, in that language.