Discontinuation of the pilot scheme for filing by e-mail

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In accordance with the decision of the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) dated 4 July 2012 concerning the pilot project to introduce new technical means of communication in EPO proceedings (OJ EPO 2012, 486), on 17 December 2012, the EPO set up a pilot scheme for the filing of documents in proceedings under the EPC by e‑mail for selected test users.

Following an evaluation, this pilot scheme will be discontinued in accordance with Article 1(2) of the above-mentioned decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 July 2012 with effect from 2 October 2014.

Accordingly, the "Conditions for filing by e-mail, in proceedings under the EPC, after an application has been published" dated 8 May 2013 are set aside with effect from 2 October 2014.

Raimund Lutz
Vice-President
1 October 2014

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