In accordance with Article 9(2)(b) of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination (REE), candidates are advised that with effect from 1 January 2021 all correspondence from the Examination Secretariat is conducted in electronic form only, via the myEQE portal. This goes for all appealable decisions too. The requirement to use registered mail is removed. The principles and safeguards concerning electronic notification set out in Rule 127(2) EPC apply mutatis mutandis to appealable decisions. The present notice does not apply to any provisions relating to appeals pursuant to Article 24 REE, which must be filed in accordance with the formal requirements set out in Article 6 of the Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.
This notice supersedes the notice from the Examination Secretariat as published in OJ EPO 2022, A21.