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Online Filing software – new update now available

1 April 2019 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update 5.0.11.173 for Version 5.11 (build 5.0.11.172 or lower) is now available for download.

Users who prefer not to install it will however still be able to file online without any adverse procedural effects.

Users who have activated the Live Update function will be notified automatically.

The update contains:

  • New features and minor functional  changes
    • EP procedures:
      • EPO Form 1038: Increase of filing fee amount for paper filings, OJ EPO 2019, A6
      • EPO Form 1038: Changes to administrative fees, OJ EPO 2019, A15
      • EPO Form PCT-DEMAND, PCT-SFD: Abolishment of refund by cheque, OJ EPO Notice dated March 5th, 2019 , OJ EPO 2019 A26
      • EPO Form PCT-SFD: the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) is also available for PCT subsequently filed documents, OJ EPO 2019 A27
      • Minor technical corrections and fixes

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