Certified copies of documents from the files or of other documents

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

A certified copy of the European patent certificate with specification attached is supplied to the patent proprietor on request (see C-V, 12).

Costs incurred in preparing the copiescertified will be charged to the requester.

If the requester wishes the amount of the costs to be debited from his deposit account, a standard debit order should be submitted (see A‑X, 2).

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