Further to the decision dated 14 October 2009 concerning the information given in the European Patent Register1, and having regard to Rule 143(2) EPC, the President of the European Patent Office has decided as follows:
The following further entry will be made in the European Patent Register:
17. Date of despatch of the examining division's first communication within the meaning of Rule 36(1)(a) EPC.
Changes to the content of the European Patent Register will be made in parallel to public online file inspection and the information made publicly available via Register Plus (see notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 August 2006 concerning the inspection of files and online consultation of the European Patent Register, OJ EPO 2006, 535) and will no longer be announced separately.
This decision supplements the decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 October 2009 concerning the information given in the European Patent Register (OJ EPO 2009, 598).
This decision shall enter into force on 1 April 2011.
Done at Munich, 9 December 2010.
1 See OJ EPO 2009, 598.