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Details about the contents of each product are available on the "Bulk data sets" page, layout descriptions on the "Manuals" page. Additional data that does not require a subscription is available in the section Free products below.

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Product DTD/Schema repository
Last update 12.4.2019
Description Most recent DTDs and schemas for EPO bulk data sets. For more information contact patentdata@epo.org.

Product ECLA Nov. 2012
Last update 15.4.2020
Description This is the last version of the European Classification scheme before CPC was introduced in January 2013.

Product Free resources
Last update 27.8.2019
Description NEW (August 2019): TLS207_PERS_APPLN table created scripts to remove person names in non-Latin characters. Also available: - PATSTAT sample files to be used for testing, based on the 2018 Autumn version.

Product Public files
Last update 22.12.2017
Description Free CPC-related files

Product Samples of bulk data sets
Last update 19.7.2018
Description This section contains EPO bulk data product samples as well as production files of a certain week. For questions about these products, contact patentdata@epo.org.

Product Useful tables and coverage
Last update 26.5.2020
Description These files are updated every Thursday. If Thursday is a public holiday, the update takes place on Friday.

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