Request for examination in an admissible non-EPO language

Natural or legal persons having their residence or principal place of business within an EPC contracting state with an official language other than English, French or German, and nationals of that state who are resident abroad, may file the request for examination in an official language of that state (admissible non-EPO language).

Where a request for examination is filed in an admissible non-EPO language, the examination fee is reduced by 20% if a translation into the language of the proceedings is also filed (Rule 6, Article 14(1) Rules relating to Fees). If you file a request for examination in an admissible non-EPO language, it is advisable to file it at the same time as the request for grant (cf. Guidelines for Examination in the EPO, A-XI, 9).

A request for examination in an admissible non-EPO language may be filed at any time until the examination fee is paid (Article 94(1), Rule 70).

There is space for the request for examination in an admissible non-EPO language in Section 5 of the Request for grant form (EPO Form 1001) and Section 4.1 of the Entry into the European phase form (EPO Form 1200).

The request for examination may be worded as follows:

  • Albanian: "Kërkohet të bëhet ekzaminimi i aplikimit në bazë të nenit 94."
  • Bulgarian: "Да се извъpши екcпеpтиза на заявката съгласно чл.94."
  • Croatian: "Zahtjeva se ispitivanje prijave prema clanku 94. EPC-a".
  • Czech: "Žádá se o průzkum přihlášky podle článku 94."
  • Danish: "Hermed begæres prøvning af ansøgningen i henhold til Art. 94."
  • Dutch: "Verzocht wordt om onderzoek van de aanvrage als bedoeld in Art. 94."
  • Estonian: "Taotlusele palutakse teha artikli 94 kohane ekspertiis."
  • Finnish: "Täten pyydetään hakemuksen tutkimista artiklan 94 mukaisesti."
  • Greek:  "Σύμφωνα με τις διατάξεις του άρθρου 94 ζητείται η εξέτασις της αιτήσεως."
  • Hungarian: "Kérem az európai szabadalom megadását és a bejelentés 94. cikk szerinti vizsgálatát."
  • Icelandic: "Hér með er farið fram á veitingu evrópsks einkaleyfis og rannsókn á einkaleyfishæfi umsóknarinnar skv. 94. grein."
  • Irish: "Iarrtar leis seo scrúdú an iarratais de bhun Airteagal 94."
  • Italian: "Si richiede di esaminare la domanda ai sensi dell'art. 94."
  • Latvian: "Ar šo tiek lūgts veikt ekspertīzi saskaņā ar EPK 94.pantu."
  • Lithuanian: "Prašoma atlikti paraiškos ekspertizę pagal 94 straipsnį."
  • Luxemburgish: "Et gët heimat Préifung vun der Umeldung nom Art. 94 ugefrot."
  • Macedonian: "Испитување на пријавата според член 94 на ЕПК."
  • Maltese: "Qed jigi mitlub l-ezaminazzjoni ta' l-applikazzjoni skond Artiklu 94."
  • Norwegian: "Med dette begjæres prøving av patentsøknaden i henhold til Art. 94."
  • Polish: "Niniejszym wnosi się o badanie zgłoszenia na podstawie art. 94."
  • Portuguese: "Solicita-se o exame do pedido segundo o artigo 94º."
  • Romanian: "Se solicitã examinarea cererii în sensul art. 94."
  • Serbian: "Захтева се испитивање пријаве према чл. 94. КЕП-а."
  • Slovak: "Podl'a článku 94 sa žiada o prieskum prihlášky."
  • Slovenian: "Zahteva se preizkus prijave po 94. členu EPC."
  • Spanish: "Se solicita el examen de la solicitud según el artículo 94."
  • Swedish: "Härmed begärs prövning av patentansökan enligt art. 94."
  • Turkish: "Başvurunun 94. Madde´ye göre incelenmesi istenmektedir."

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