Where applicable the applicant must together with the SIS request also furnish to the IB
a copy of the sequence listing
in electronic text form complying with the standard provided for in Annex C to the Administrative Instructions (see points 259
ff). The EPO will start the supplementary international search only upon receipt of the copy. If it is not
received, the EPO will invite the applicant to furnish an electronic copy of the sequence listing complying with that Annex and to pay the late furnishing fee.