Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) and in all online services (reference nos. 1279522 and 1279907) – Legal safeguards apply

From Thursday 26.11.2020, 08:00 h. (CET) until Friday 27.11.2020, 11:00 (CET) there was an unplanned outage (reference no. 1279522) of new online filing (CMS). During this outage of CMS there was another unplanned outage in all online services (reference no. 1279907) from Thursday 26.11.2020 23:25 h. (CET) until Friday 27.11.2020, 01:15 h. (CET).

Users are informed that all time limits in the procedures under the EPC expiring on 26 and 27 November 2020 are extended in accordance with Rule 134(1) EPC until the following working day, i.e. 30 November 2020.

Time limits expiring on these dates in proceedings before the EPO in the international phase are also extended in accordance with Rule 82quater.2 PCT until 30 November 2020.

Users are requested to always mention the reference number of the outage they are referring to in any contact with the EPO in this matter.

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