Euro-PCT is a shorthand term for the European Regional Phase entry of an international patent application (PCT) at the European Patent Office (EPO). The deadline for entering the European regional phase from a PCT application (Euro-PCT) is 31 months from the earliest priority date of the PCT application. When entering a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application into the European Phase (Euro-PCT filing), a number of steps are required to be taken.
To enter the European Regional Phase a form 1200 must be completed. You must provide representative details (must appoint a European Patent Agent), request examination (this is automatically ticked on the form), designate the states (again this is automatically ticked on the form), and pay the associated official fees. The fees which must be paid on filing are the filing, search, examination, designation, and excess page fees. Excess page fees are payable for each page over 35 in the application. The current fees for Euro-PCT filing can be found here: https://my.epoline.org/epoline-portal/classic/epoline.Scheduleoffees