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Before the Examining Division decides to grant the European Patent, it notifies this agreement to the applicant by sending him a notification according to Rule 71(3) EPC, asking him whether he approves the text intended for grant. The patent cannot be granted without the applicant's agreement on the text for grant.
At the same occasion, the applicant is also invited to pay fees for grant and printing and to supply a translation of the claims within four months. All European Patents are published with a set of claims in each of the three official languages of the EPO (English, German, French).
The patent is in order for grant as soon as these formalities have been fulfilled. The text of the patent is published on the date of grant, with mention of all the designated states to which it applies.

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