EPO case management system release notes

Release notes version 2.00

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 2.00 is now available.

No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 27 March 2021.

2. Filing options

In version 2.00, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents, including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The 2.00 update contains:

  • EP procedures:
    • Amendment of Rule 19 EPC: when designating inventors applicants are no longer required to indicate the full addresses of the inventors, but instead only their country and place of residence; see OJ EPO 2021, A12
    • Amendment of Rule 19 EPC: removal of the option for inventors to waive their right to be notified; see OJ EPO 2021, A12
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Release notes version 1.90

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 1.90 is now available.

No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 12 December 2020.

2.  Filing options

In version 1.90, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents, including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The 1.90 update contains:

  • PCT procedures:
    • Stylesheet changes WIPO October 2020:
      1. Office name for Zambia (ZM) in all applicable languages.
      2. Correction of Office names for ARIPO - African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (AP) - (German).
      3. Addition of NAIMCC as depositary institution.
    • Samoa new PCT contracting state
    • CT fees per 1.1.2021: for more information, see PCT Fee Tables
  • EP Procedures:
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Release notes version 1.80

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 1.80 is now available.

No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 29 july 2020.

2. Filing options

In version 1.80, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents,

including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The 1.80 update contains:

  • EP procedures:
    • Update of stylesheets
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Release notes version 1.71

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 1.71 is now available.

No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 22 April 2020.

2. Filing options

In version 1.71, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents,

including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The 1.71 update contains:

  • EP procedures:
    • Resolution of F1200E stylesheet issue (incorrect display of Section 6)
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes

Release notes version 1.70

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 1.70 is now available. No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 28 March 2020.

2. Filing options

In version 1.70, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents, including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The update contains:

Release notes version 1.60

1. Introduction

The EPO is pleased to inform users of new online filing (CMS) that version 1.60 is now available. No installation is required. The new version will be automatically available the first time you log on after roll-out on 11 January 2020.

2. Filing options

In version 1.60, you will be able to use all existing options:

  • EPO Form 1001
  • Euro-PCT Form 1200
  • Form PCT/RO/101
  • Form 1038 (both EP and PCT subsequently filed items/documents, including opposition and appeal phases)

3. The update contains:

  • PCT/RO/101, PCT SFD update of PCT fees. For more information, see PCT fee tables.
  • Philippines as new ISA, IPEA see PCT Newsletter 4/2019
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

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