Consultation of the European Patent Register 

The European Patent Register, containing the particulars specified in Rule 143, may be consulted in order to ascertain the state of the proceedings and the legal status of patent rights. The European Patent Register can be accessed free of charge via the EPO website (www.epo.org). Entries in the European Patent Register are madein the European Patent Register starting from the publication of the European patent application up to expiry of the period of opposition or the termination of opposition proceedings. Where applicable, the date and purport of any decision taken in revocation or limitation proceedings (Art. 105b(2)) and/or on a petition for review (Art. 112a) are also included (Rule 143(1)(x) and (y)). TheSince the correction of the designation of the inventor, may be made at any time (see A‑III, 5.6), there is no time restriction for related entries in the European Patent Register.

The European Patent Register can be accessed free of charge via the EPO website (www.epo.org). Apart from the data to be entered in the European Patent Register under Rule 143(1), the OnlineRegister includes, under Rule 143(2), additional application and procedural data not published in the European Patent Bulletin (see the Decision of the President of the EPO dated 15 July 2014, OJ EPO 2014, A86). Register data may also be obtained by telephone from the customer servicesCustomer Services in Munich, The Hague, Berlin or Vienna: http://www.epo.org/service-support/contact-us.html. In addition, an extract from the Register will be provided on request, subject to payment of an administrative fee (see A-XI, 1).

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