Correction of linguistic errors, errors of transcription and other mistakes in any document filed with the EPO may in principle be requested as long as proceedings are pending before the EPO, provided that the request for correction has been filed without delay
). However, during examination proceedings, it is to be noted that
such requests for correction can be considered only until such time as the decision to grant has been handed over to the EPO’s internal postal service, for transmittal to the applicant (in written proceedings), or has been pronounced in oral proceedings
(see G 12/91
; date “to EPO postal service” printed at the bottom of Form 2006A).