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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

How to get
a European patent 
Guide for applicants 
Part 2 
PCT procedure before the EPO 
"Euro-PCT Guide"  
6th edition
Updated until 1 October 2012
Terms and abbreviations 
The international and European phases of a PCT application1 
Timeline for international applications3 
Criteria chosen by the EPO as ISA/IPEA on specific points in the ISPE Guidelines5 
Filing offices of the EPO (OJ 2007, Spec. Ed. 3, A.2.)7
Form PCT/RO/101 Request and Notes9 
Form PCT/RO/101 Fee Calculation Sheet and Notes3 
EPO Form 1003 Authorisation9 
Form PCT/IPEA/401 Demand and Notes3 
Form PCT/IPEA/401 Fee Calculation Sheet and Notes3 
Form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) and Notes7 
EPO Form 1010 Payment of fees and expenses7