2014

18.12.2014
Case law 2014 e-learning module is now available
16.12.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS developers portal
9.12.2014
Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment
15.12.2014
The report on the 11th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
11.12.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources have been updated
8.12.2014
Temporary unavailability of Espacenet patent search and Open patent services on 8 December 2014
8.12.2014
EPO offices closed from 24.12.2014 to 4.1.2015
4.12.2014
Online Services/Mailbox – updated list of EPO communications accessible via the Mailbox now available
3.12.2014
Enlarged Board of Appeal: decision in case G1/13 is available
2.12.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
28.11.2014
Korean legal events progressively added to the database
28.11.2014
The Official Journal 11/2014 is now available online
25.11.2014
Online Filing software – new update 5.08 now available
20.11.2014
Notice from the President concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2015
17.11.2014
Upgrade of our discussion forums
12.11.2014
Temporary unavailability of discussion forums
10.11.2014
Closure of main entrance to our premises in The Hague
7.11.2014
Unavailability of some web services on 11 November 2014
6.11.2014
New version of Online Multipay Tool
31.10.2014
Decision of the President concerning the filing of international applications with the EPO acting as receiving Office using ePCT-Filing
30.10.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
29.10.2014
The report on the 10th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
29.10.2014
The Official Journal 10/2014 is now available online
28.10.2014
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT
27.10.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
24.10.2014
New online filing (CMS) – new version 1.9
24.10.2014
Global dossier available in Espacenet
24.10.2014
Temporary unavailability of all online services on 26 October 2014
23.10.2014
Notice concerning the use of an address for correspondence in proceedings before the EPO by persons acting without a professional representative or agent
21.10.2014
Commercialisation of IP - Virtual classroom lessons
17.10.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
17.10.2014
The report on the 141st meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
17.10.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
15.10.2014
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for Chinese Taipei updated
15.10.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS
3.10.2014
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for Korea updated
1.10.2014
Decision concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system
1.10.2014
Decision concerning the filing of documents using the EPO web-form filing service
1.10.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
1.10.2014
Early publication of the November 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Examination
30.9.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
30.9.2014
The Official Journal 9/2014 is now available online
23.9.2014
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for China updated
19.9.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
18.9.2014
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for Japan updated
17.9.2014
Temporary unavailability of Online filing on 20 September 2014
16.9.2014
Patent Information News number 3/2014 is available online
15.9.2014
AL Albania - Albania amends Industrial Property Law with effect from 10 July 2014
9.9.2014
Temporary unavailability of Online filing on 13 September 2014
8.9.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
5.9.2014
Online Filing software – V 5.07 full package for installation now available
4.9.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
29.8.2014
The Official Journal 8/2014 is now available online
28.8.2014
Online Services/Mailbox – updated list of EPO communications accessible via the Mailbox now available
25.8.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS
11.8.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources have been updated
4.8.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS
1.8.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
31.7.2014
The Official Journal 7/2014 is now available online
22.7.2014
New video tutorials: Filing typed amendments during Oral Proceedings
15.7.2014
Improved display and export possibilities in GPI
15.7.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
10.7.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
9.7.2014
Amended Rule 6 EPC – German and French versions of the FAQ published
30.6.2014
Online Filing software – PCT-DEMAND (demand under PCT Chapter II) plug-in now available for submissions to the EPO
30.6.2014
Supplementary publication 5 OJ is now available
30.6.2014
The Official Journal 6/2014 is now available online
30.6.2014
Financial statements for the accounting period 2013 are now available online
27.6.2014
The report on the 9th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
27.6.2014
Date of oral proceedings in the “Tomatoes/Broccoli II” – case
27.6.2014
The report on the 140th meeting of the Administrative Council is now available
26.6.2014
Survey on patent information training needs
25.6.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
24.6.2014
Amended Rule 6 EPC – Language-related fee reductions: frequently asked questions
26.6.2014
Temporary unavailability of online services on 27-28 June 2014
18.6.2014
Notice concerning the online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II
16.6.2014
Registration is now open for the Patent Information Conference 2014
16.6.2014
Patent Information News number 2/2014 is available online
13.6.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
10.6.2014
Search Matters 2014 e-learning module is now available
6.6.2014
Euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation
5.6.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
4.6.2014
The EPO and SIPO launch Global dossier
4.6.2014
Notice concerning the introduction of a "top-up" search in the procedure under Chapter II PCT
4.6.2014
Information about the closure of additional 13 euro bank accounts of the European Patent Organisation
30.5.2014
The Official Journal 5/2014 is now available online
28.5.2014
The report on the 8th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
22.5.2014
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 3/14
22.5.2014
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 2/14
22.5.2014
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 1/14
22.5.2014
E-learning module "Case law 2013" is now available
21.5.2014
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 25 May 2014
20.5.2014
Changes to the arrangements for deposit accounts and their annexes - German and French versions of the FAQ published
9.5.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources have been updated
8.5.2014
NO Norway - New fee rates
2.5.2014
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for India updated
30.4.2014
Main changes to the ADAs as of 1 April 2014: frequently asked questions
30.4.2014
The Official Journal 4/2014 is now available online
29.4.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Korean sources have been updated
29.4.2014
Patent filings survey 2013 is now available online
28.4.2014
Notice from the EPO concerning the online filing of subsequently filed documents under the PCT
25.4.2014
Erratum OJ EPO March 2014 - Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2014
24.4.2014
New search and display possibilities in GPI
24.4.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources have been updated
22.4.2014
Online Filing software – PCT-SFD (PCT subsequently filed documents) plug-in now available for submissions to the EPO
8.4.2014
New practice on handwritten amendments - German and French versions of the FAQ published
3.4.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
31.3.2014
Supplementary publication 3 OJ is now available
31.3.2014
The Official Journal 3/2014 is now available online
31.3.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
28.3.2014
The report on the 139th meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
28.3.2014
The report on the 7th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
28.3.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS
28.3.2014
Notice concerning updated Forms 1001 (request for grant) and 1200 (entry into the European phase)
28.3.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
26.3.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
25.3.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
24.3.2014
New PatXML version 1.3.8 now available
21.3.2014
Possible disruptions in travelling to EPO The Hague on 24 and 25 March
20.3.2014
Online Filing software – new update 5.07 now available
19.3.2014
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 February 2014 concerning search and examination fees
19.3.2014
Decision of the President concerning the refund of the international search fee by the EPO acting as International Searching Authority
19.3.2014
Decision of the President concerning the refund of the search fee under Article 9(2) of the Rules relating to Fees
11.3.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
10.3.2014
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
6.3.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS and Espacenet
28.2.2014
The Official Journal 2/2014 is now available online
28.2.2014
Temporary unavailability of online services yesterday
28.2.2014
Possible disruptions in travelling to EPO The Hague on 24 and 25 March
27.2.2014
New IP teaching kit for university lecturers released
26.2.2014
Supplementary publications 1 and 2 OJ are now available
26.2.2014
Online Filing software (eOLF) – new update available from mid-March 2014
25.2.2014
New practice on handwritten amendments: frequently asked questions
25.2.2014
Registration for Examination matters 2014 is now open
24.2.2014
Temporary unavailability of OPS
21.2.2014
Important information for customers on the closure of the European Patent Organisation bank account in Turkey
17.2.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources have been updated
17.2.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
14.2.2014
Notice concerning the use of portable computers or other electronic devices in oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal
7.2.2014
Final discontinuation of OPS version 3.0 in SOAP and REST
6.2.2014
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
5.2.2014
Register now for the EPO Online Services User Day
31.1.2014
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 December 2013 revising the Office’s fees and expenses
31.1.2014
The Official Journal 1/2014 is now available online
21.1.2014
Warning: Temporary unavailability of the website on 25 January
16.1.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Korean sources have been updated
15.1.2014
Temporary unavailability of Online Services and 24/7 Services on 25 January 2014
10.1.2014
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources have been updated
10.1.2014
Information about the closure of euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation
9.1.2014
National law relating to the EPC, 16th edition (September 2013) is now available in PDF format
2.1.2014
The Official Journal 12/2013 is now available online
1.1.2014
New prices for Asian patent information services as of 1 January 2014

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