If any of the requirements mentioned in point point 136135
have not been fulfilled, a date of filing cannot be accorded. The Receiving Section will inform you accordingly and invite you to remedy the deficiencies found within a non-extendable time limit of two months. If you file a timely response and remedy the deficiencies, the date of receipt of your response will be the date of filing of the application. If you do not file a (timely) response, the application will not be dealt with as a European patent application.