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grant procedure for European patents



The grant procedure of a European patent comprises several distinct steps:
The application is first examined by the receiving section that carries out a formalities examination and checks if the application meets the requirements for obtaining a filing date. If this is the case, the application also receives a number which is communicated to the applicant.



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