The accession of the Republic of Serbia 1 to the European Patent Convention with effect from 1 October 2010 has given rise to the following changes to the Request for Grant form and the form for entry into the European phase (EPA/EPO/OEB 1001, 05.10 version and EPA/EPO/OEB 1200, 07.10 version):
Section 33.1 of the Request for Grant form and section 11 of the form for entry into European phase no longer mention Serbia as an extension state.
The latest versions of the forms (EPA/EPO/OEB 1001, 10.10 and EPA/EPO/OEB 1200, 10.10) are available on the EPO website at www.epo.org. Copies of the previous versions can however be used up without legal prejudice to the applicant.
1. OJ EPO 2010, 394.