National law relating to the EPC
22nd edition / July 2023
The booklet entitled "National law relating to the EPC" provides a concise guide to the most important provisions and requirements of the relevant national law in EPC contracting, extension and validation states.
It is essentially a guide to the law and practice of the EPC contracting, extension and validation states on European patent applications and patents. The synopses given in its tables have been prepared in close co‑operation with the authorities of the respective states.
National law relating to the EPC is published in English, French and German and is available in electronic format only.
This version is regularly updated and optimised for online use.
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An updated list of current bank accounts of national patent offices has been extracted from Part VIII of the booklet.