The 14th edition of the European Patent Convention contains
It also contains an index of decisions and opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal published in the Official Journal of the EPO (Annex I), a cross-reference list to EPC 1973 and EPC 2000 (Annex II) and an alphabetical keyword index.
Orders should be sent to the European Patent Office using this order form.
To consult the most up-to-date version of the European Patent Convention (EPC), please use the HTML files. The PDF files reflect the latest printed edition of the EPC (currently the 14th edition published 2010), i.e. without amendments adopted by the Administrative Council since the printed edition was published.
For up-to-date information on procedural fees please also consult the Official Journal.
While the HTML version contains internal links between the articles and rules of the EPC and is optimised for online use, the PDF version offers the best solution for off-line browsing including full-text search functionality.
Important note: The authentic text of the EPC is that of the printed version of the EPC published by the EPO and, where appropriate, the text of the amendments as published in the printed version of the EPO's Official Journal.
Under the transitional provisions to the EPC as revised by the Act revising the EPC dated 29.11.2000, as a rule the revised provisions apply. However, there are exceptions to this rule in which the provisions of the EPC 1973 continue to apply.