INFORMATION FROM THE EPO
Notice of the EPO dated 30 June 1987 concerning advance ordering of additional patent specifications
1. As soon as a European patent specification has been published the EPO sends the patentee a European patent certificate attached to the specification. The applicant may now order additional copies of the patent specification in advance and they will be supplied direct from the printers.
This will simplify the ordering and payment procedure. The additional copies will be available to the requester earlier, since it will no longer be necessary to order and pay for single copies separately.
2. Please note the following:
Only the applicant or his representative may order additional copies of the patent specification.
2.2 Ordering and payment
2.2.1 An order must be placed in writing at the time the translations of the claims are filed. A note in the accompanying letter to the translations, clearly stating the number of copies required, will suffice.
2.2.2 The fee for additional patent specifications1 (fee code: 48) must be paid at the same time as the fees for grant and printing.
2.2.3 Orders and payments cannot be accepted unless the above procedure is followed.
2.3 Address for correspondence
Additional patent specifications will be sent to the address recorded for the patent application.
1 see Fees schedule “Price per issue”