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Hampshire, United Kingdom

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About 18 months after the filing date (or earlier priority date if one is claimed), the application is published by the Patent Office. Anybody can then buy a copy of the application and can also inspect the Office’s file for the application. 

In order to proceed further with the application, the applicant must then request substantive examination of the application and pay an examination fee within six months after the publication date.