Transfers and licences: changes from 1 April 2024

My EPO Portfolio

Electronic signatures will be enabled and the administrative fee abolished.

Marking another important milestone in the digitalisation and simplification of its procedures, the EPO launches a new concept applicable from 1 April 2024 for the registration of transfers of rights and licences for EP and UP procedures.

Broad range of electronic signatures accepted

From 1 April 2024, the EPO will accept digital signatures on contracts and declarations submitted as evidence to support requests for the above registrations, as well as facsimile signatures and text string signatures.

MyEPO Portfolio

The EPO will offer the possibility of filing these requests in MyEPO Portfolio. No administrative fee will be due where they are filed via MyEPO Portfolio.