Mailbox & MyFiles: electronic notifications, access to unpublished files and self-service functionality

After a successful test phase, the EPO is pleased to announce that several new and improved electronic tools are now available to our user community.

In the initial operational phase, professional representatives and associations under Rule 152(11) EPC will be able to receive selected notifications electronically in their company Mailbox. The notifications currently available are search reports, examiner communications and those listed in the link above.

The aim during the coming months is to make this portfolio of electronic notifications as complete as possible. For further information about these services and how to register for the Mailbox, please visit "Online services" where you will find the access point to our online services and software web pages.

Professional representatives who hold smart cards and sign up for the electronic notification services can get a link to MyFiles which will enable them to view their published and unpublished files online in a secure environment, and also to change or withdraw representation and amend their file references online.

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