In order to optimise the efficiency of handling incoming documents filed by fax, faxes sent to the EPO's official fax number in Berlin (+49 (0)30 25 901 840) are routed to the central fax server located in Munich. This will allow the direct routing of any file-related faxes to the electronic file.
As a consequence, European patent applications transmitted to the Berlin fax number will receive an application number from the Munich number range (see OJ EPO 2001, 465).
The above will apply as from 1 February 2014.
For any enquiries concerning documents filed by fax, please call +31 (0)70 340-4500 (8.00 to 18.00 hrs CET, Monday to Friday). Users are reminded that indicating the number of pages transmitted helps the EPO to process faxed documents efficiently.