Filing notice of appeal on paper: new form available

24 January 2019

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A new form (EPO Form 3002) has been created for parties choosing to file notice of appeal on paper. The form, which is optional, is designed to help parties avoid typical mistakes when filing the notice of appeal. In particular, it indicates the information to be provided so that the minimum requirements for the content of the notice of appeal under Rule 99(1) EPC are met.

Parties are encouraged to use the online filing services Online filing and New online filing (CMS). Please note that Web-Form Filing is not available for appeal proceedings (Article 3 of the Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 May 2018 concerning the electronic filing of documents, OJ EPO 2018, A45).

New EPO Form 3002 can be downloaded as an editable PDF from the EPO's webpage EPC proceedings - forms.

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