General remarks 

Every application must designate the inventor. The designation is incorporated in the software provided by the EPO for electronic filing (see A‑II, 1.3). When filing on paper, the designation is filed in a separate document where the applicant is not the inventor or the sole inventor; otherwise the designation must be effected in the request for grant form (EPO Form 1001) by placing a cross in the appropriate box in Section 22. Where the designation is effected in a separate document, a trilingual form available from the EPO website should preferably be used (EPO Form 1002).

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