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Terms and conditions of use for the website of the European Patent Office

These terms govern access to and use of all parts of the website, all documents, materials or other information such as text, images, audio files, films and software made available on the website and all services offered via the website. The terms apply to anyone who uses the website.

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Terms and conditions for EPO online services electronic infrastructure

These terms are applicable to the use of the EPO online services electronic infrastructure - consisting of, as the case may be, services, software and user authentication means, provided via the website or through other communication channels - that the EPO has set up to permit secure communication. The terms apply to any natural person who, as a patent applicant, professional representative, legal practitioner or other authorised person, has been registered at their request with the EPO for the use of online services.

The EPO online services electronic infrastructure is constantly evolving and new services are added, modified or removed from time to time. An overview of current online services is available here. This reference is provided for informational purposes only. The EPO does not guarantee that the overview on this webpage is complete nor that the overview will be kept up to date at all times.

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