Article 80 52

Date of filing

Art. 54, 60, 66, 78, 79, 83, 84, 90-92
R. 26, 27, 27a, 29, 35, 39, 43, 92

The date of filing of a European patent application shall be the date on which documents filed by the applicant contain:

(a) an indication that a European patent is sought;

(b) the designation of at least one Contracting State;

(c) information identifying the applicant;

(d) a description and one or more claims in one of the languages referred to in Article 14, paragraphs 1 and 2, even though the description and the claims do not comply with the other requirements of this Convention.

52 See decision/opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 2/95, G 4/98 (Annex I).

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