User consultations

The official source of up-to-date legal texts from the European Patent Office (EPO).

Welcome to the EPO's web-based consultation platform.

The purpose of this tool is to facilitate the early involvement of the users of the patent system in the law-making process of the European Patent Organisation. This aims at being a broad-scale user consultation, open to all.

The EPO uses this tool to post preliminary drafts for proposed amendments to European patent law and practice, such as major changes to the Implementing Regulations to the EPC, to the Rules relating to Fees or to examination practice.

You are invited to submit your comments on these drafts. All responses will be analysed carefully.

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