In accordance with this principle, a Euro-PCT application published by the IB in an official language of the EPO
enjoys, subject to the provisions of Article 67(3) EPC
, provisional protection as from the date of the international publication
. The EPO will, once the application has entered the European phase, notify the applicant of the publication of the bibliographic data of the Euro-PCT application in the European Patent Bulletin and confirm that the application, subject to the provisions of Article 67(2)
and (3) EPC
, enjoys provisional protection in the individual EPC contracting states.