In present time, a lot
of things, even formal once, we are able to treat using internet. Days, when we have to waste many of hours in dedicated offices are finished, we are posting anything by e-mail, not regular post.
It is the same with international patent, which is a lot simpler to get since we're partners in EU. If You need some certificate like that, You may also get aid of specialist.
There's a dedicated website on which You can do European patent search, to make sure no one else have register Your invention earlier. It is very decent way, cause You don't have to write down a special contract to send it to another part of Europe. You are just using a search engine and wait several seconds for effects. If You find nothing the same, You may start whole procedure of registration, either at web. On the same page You may localize papers to fill and then send by electronic message. But what if we've many of inventions each month, and we do not have time to reserve each? In that situation You can arrange a dedicated sort of lawyer. He will do European patent search for You and different tasks required to get Your certificate. You only have to find law agency that is skilled in offers like that. Luckily it do not have to be someone from Your town, cause they will work
for You online anyway. There're many of specialists available, so make sure You are hiring the best one. Very helpful will be to read recommendations of their previous clients.