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Guidelines for Examination


5. Certified copies

The EPO will issue on request a certified copy of the European patent application or European patent specification, of other documents from the files of European applications and patents, provided that the conditions for file inspection (Art. 128(1) to (4)) are fulfilled and, where necessary, an administrative fee has been paid.

Costs incurred in preparing the copies certified will be charged to the requester.

If it is indicated, when the request is filed, that the cost should be debited from the requester's deposit account, the amount of the invoice will be charged to the deposit account.