https://www.epo.org/en/node/conditions-proposing-5

What types of supporting documents are accepted?

As part of a nomination, supporting documents will need to be provided. Not all supporting documentation can be considered to have equal weight. Please refer to the hierarchy below as a guideline:

  1. Granted patents
  2. Granted utility models
  3. Patent applications or utility model applications
  4. Published scientific papers
  5. University thesis
  6. Case studies
  7. Business plans
  8. Videos or documentaries
  9. Web articles
  10. Sketches