(1) A European patent application shall contain:
(a)48 a request for the grant of a European patent;
(b) a description of the invention;
(c) one or more claims;
(d) any drawings referred to in the description or the claims;
(e) an abstract.
(2)49 A European patent application shall be subject to the payment of the filing fee and the search fee within one month after the filing of the application.
(3) A European patent application must satisfy the conditions laid down in the Implementing Regulations.
48 See Legal advice No. 8/80 (Annex II).
49 See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/91 (Annex I).
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