EPO further extends pilot for opposition hearings by VICO

20 May 2021

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the EPO has decided to further extend the pilot project for conducting opposition hearings by VICO until 31 January 2022. Where there are serious reasons preventing the use of VICO for oral proceedings in opposition, oral proceedings will be postponed until after that date.

Further information

  • Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning the further extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - continually updated information

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