EPO offices closed from 23.12.2017 to 1.1.2018


All our offices will be closed over the holiday period from 23 December 2017 and will open again on 2 January 2018.

 

2016

23.12.2016
Online Filing software – Certificate update (for filing with the DPMA)
23.12.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services
23.12.2016
Extension of the pilot programme on search strategies
23.12.2016
The Official Journal 12/2016 is now available online
22.12.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
22.12.2016
The report on the 150th meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
21.12.2016
EPO offices closed from 24.12.2016 to 1.1.2017
20.12.2016
Boards of Appeal Relocation - New lease agreement signed
19.12.2016
Patent Information News number 4/2016 is available online
16.12.2016
Online Filing software – new update now available
14.12.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 18 December 2016
12.12.2016
Notice concerning the staying of proceedings due to the Commission Notice on certain articles of Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions
5.12.2016
Temporary unavailability of Administration on 5 December 2016
5.12.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 8 December 2016
5.12.2016
Online Filing software – new PCT/RO/101 update now available
30.11.2016
The Official Journal 11/2016 is now available online
29.11.2016
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 1/16
29.11.2016
Web-form filing – New release on 29 November 2016
28.11.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 4 December 2016
25.11.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
25.11.2016
Online Fee Payment – minor issues resolved
23.11.2016
Patent information from Latin America
23.11.2016
Temporary unavailability of Web-form filing on 28 November 2016
22.11.2016
Temporary unavailability of Online Fee Payment on 22 November 2016
3.11.2016
Open Patent Services (OPS) version 3.2 beta now available
3.11.2016
Online Fee Payment – new release on 1 November 2016
31.10.2016
The Official Journal 10/2016 is now available online
31.10.2016
Temporary unavailability of Online Fee Payment on 31 October 2016
28.10.2016
Online Filing software – new update 5.10 now available
28.10.2016
The report on the 20th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
26.10.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 30 October 2016
17.10.2016
149th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (Munich, 12 and 13 October 2016)
12.10.2016
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS)
10.10.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
1.10.2016
The Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT authority (valid from 1 November) are now available online
1.10.2016
The Guidelines for Examination (valid from 1 November 2016) are now available online
30.9.2016
The Official Journal 9/2016 is now available online
28.9.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
22.9.2016
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS) from 30 September until 2 October 2016
21.9.2016
Problems logging into the EPO Online Services portal
19.9.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
16.9.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 16 September 2016
14.9.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
12.9.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
12.9.2016
Patent Information News number 3/2016 is available online
12.9.2016
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS) from 30 September until 2 October 2016
7.9.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
1.9.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
1.9.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 4 September 2016
31.8.2016
The Official Journal 08/2016 is now available online
22.8.2016
The 8th edition of Case law of the EPO boards of appeal is now available online
16.8.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 17 August
5.8.2016
File information and (certified) copies from the files can be ordered online again.
2.8.2016
Ancillary Regulations to the European Patent Convention 2016 edition is now available online
2.8.2016
The 16th edition of the EPC is now available online
1.8.2016
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS)
29.7.2016
The Official Journal 7/2016 is now available online
26.7.2016
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for India updated
26.7.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
19.7.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
12.7.2016
Online Filing software - new update now available
7.7.2016
Updates of encryption protocols on OPS
6.7.2016
Communication from the Chairmen of the UPC Preparatory Committee and the EPO Select Committee dealing with the Unitary Patent
5.7.2016
FAQ: information letter “Expected start of examination” (F2919) is now available online
1.7.2016
148th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (Munich, 29 and 30 June 2016)
1.7.2016
Financial statements for the accounting period 2015 are now available online
30.6.2016
The Official Journal 6/2016 is now available online
29.6.2016
Online Filing software – new update now available
29.6.2016
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for China updated
23.6.2016
Online Fee Payment – July 2016 update
8.6.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
7.6.2016
Annual report of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office 2015 is now available online
2.6.2016
Maintenance/change of date/cancellation of oral proceedings in examination proceedings
31.5.2016
The Official Journal 5/2016 is now available online
25.5.2016
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 29 May 2016
20.5.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
18.5.2016
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS) on 24 May 2016
18.5.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 21 May 2016 (updated)
18.5.2016
Unavailability of some web services on 21 May 2016
18.5.2016
Higher-performance GPI version (2.2.7)
13.5.2016
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources have been updated
4.5.2016
The 2015 Patent Filings Survey report is now available online
4.5.2016
The 16th edition of “How to get a European patent, Guide for applicants” is now available online
4.5.2016
The 9th edition of the “Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO” is now available online
29.4.2016
The Official Journal 4/2016 is now available online
20.4.2016
Our FAQ on amended Rule 6 EPC – (language-related fee reductions) has been updated
18.4.2016
Request for feedback on new EPO website design
15.4.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
15.4.2016
Online Filing software – V 5.09 full package for installation now available
15.4.2016
BiSSAP software – new update now available
6.4.2016
EQE Examination Papers A and B - mock papers available
1.4.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
31.3.2016
Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment
31.3.2016
OJ Supplementary publication 2, 2016: Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2016 is now available online
31.3.2016
The Official Journal 3/2016 is now available online
23.3.2016
Online Filing software – new update now available
23.3.2016
Bag checks
21.3.2016
The report on the 19th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
21.3.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 21 March 2016
18.3.2016
Patent Information News number 1/2016 is available online
17.3.2016
The report on the 147th meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
15.3.2016
New online filing (CMS) – new version CMS V. 1.12
15.3.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 20 March 2016
11.3.2016
Information concerning fee increase as from 1 April 2016
4.3.2016
Decision exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Spain from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme
4.3.2016
Notice concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results - utilisation scheme
29.2.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
29.2.2016
The Official Journal 2/2016 is now available online
24.2.2016
The 17th edition of National law relating to the EPC is now available online
19.2.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
9.2.2016
Online filing – security enhancements
8.2.2016
Temporary problem with the European Publication Server
8.2.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
4.2.2016
Higher-performance GPI version (2.2.4)
1.2.2016
New searching for patents area
29.1.2016
Official Journal Supplementary publication 1, 2016, Information from the Boards of Appeal Presidium is now available online
29.1.2016
The Official Journal 1/2016 is now available online
29.1.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
26.1.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
19.1.2016
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.1.2016
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
13.1.2016
Temporary unavailability of online services on 16 January 2016

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