Owing to technical maintenance work, the following online services will be temporarily unavailable between 13.00 hrs on 27 December and 13.00 hrs on 30 December 2020 CET:
Users should assume that other EPO online services may also be unavailable during this period.
However, the following online services will remain available during that period, namely:
We apologise for any inconvenience.
During the maintenance period our User Services will still offer basic support during business hours. Please be informed that User Services is only reachable by phone during this time.
The days on which the above-mentioned online services will not be available are days on which the Office is closed (see OJ EPO 2019, A97). Therefore any time limits expiring on these days are extended to the first day thereafter on which the Office is open, that is Monday 4 January 2021 (see OJ EPO 2020, A115).
Applicants are reminded of the procedures and safeguards which apply under the EPC and the PCT in case of unavailability of any filing or fee payment services (OJ EPO 2020, A120).
Please always quote the reference number indicated above when addressing the EPO in relation to this issue.
11.12.2020, 09:30 h