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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Rule 38a 66

Issuing priority documents

On request, the European Patent Office shall issue a certified copy of the European patent application (priority document) to the applicant. The President of the European Patent Office shall determine all necessary arrangements, including the form of the priority document and the circumstances in which an administrative fee is payable.

66 Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 11.10.2000 which entered into force on 02.11.2000 (OJ EPO 2000, 473).

Cross-reference list
R. 38a R. 54