Updates

The EPO is committed to making it possible to send all EPO communications electronically, in all proceedings and to all addressees.


22 October 2019 - Expanded coverage of Mailbox service

As of 1 November 2019, users of the Mailbox will be able to receive an even wider range of EPO communications electronically.

The extended service will also cover the summons to oral proceedings in examination and further communications in both the examination and opposition procedures.

11 July 2019 - The list of communications that can be received electronically via the Mailbox has been updated

The list of communications that can be received electronically via the Mailbox has been updated.

For technical reasons, the electronic notification service has been temporarily suspended for some of the forms added as of 3 June 2019.

8 April 2019 - Expanded coverage of Mailbox service

As of 3 June 2019, users of the Mailbox will be able to receive a wider range of EPO communications electronically.

As of 3 June 2019, the service will cover:

  • 92% of communications related to search and examination procedures
  • 89% of communications related to PCT procedures
  • 100% of communications related to limitation and revocation procedures
  • 37% of communications related to opposition procedures

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