General remarks 

The request for grant must be made on the appropriate EPO form (EPO Form 1001), even though the request (the indication that a patent is sought, referred to in A‑II, 4.1(i)) need initially be in no particular form. The form is available via the EPO website on the internet (epo.org) and, with the exception of the Web-Form Filing web-form filing service, is also included in the software provided by the EPO for electronic filing (see A‑II, 1.2.2).

Whenever a new version of the request for grant form is issued, attention is drawn to this fact in the Official Journal of the EPO. It is recommended always to use the latest version.

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