2020

17.9.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
31.8.2020
The Official Journal 8/2020 is now available online
25.8.2020
Online Filing software – new update available
25.8.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
13.8.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
7.8.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
31.7.2020
The Official Journal 7/2020 is now available online
30.7.2020
New online filing (CMS) upgraded to version 1.80
15.7.2020
The report on the 163rd meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
3.7.2020
Information about access to oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions
2.7.2020
Annual report 2019 of the Boards of Appeal is now available online
1.7.2020
Oral proceedings in case G 1/19 before the Enlarged Board of Appeal
1.7.2020
Multipay Tool – New update available
30.6.2020
The Official Journal 6/2020 is now available online
29.6.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
18.6.2020
Notice concerning the applicability of new Rule 20.5bis PCT on the correction of erroneous filings in proceedings before the EPO
18.6.2020
Decision concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions
18.6.2020
EPO Boards of Appeal Case Law 2018 and 2019 is now available online
10.6.2020
Notice concerning changes to fee payment via the automatic debiting procedure
10.6.2020
Decision amending Annex A.1 to the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) ‒ Arrangements for the automatic debiting procedure (AAD) and Annex A.2 to the ADA ‒ Information from the EPO concerning the automatic debiting procedure
10.6.2020
Notice concerning the resumption of proceedings following opinion G 3/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal
8.6.2020
The 13th edition of the "Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO" is now available online
4.6.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
4.6.2020
Notice concerning abolition of the option to waive the right to a further communication under Rule 71(3) EPC
29.5.2020
Notice concerning the temporary suspension of the application of Rule 51(2) of the European Patent Convention with respect to an additional fee for belated payment of a renewal fee for a European patent application (Article 2(1), item 5, of the Rules relating to fees)
29.5.2020
Decision of the Administrative Council temporarily suspending the application of Rule 51, paragraph 2, EPC with respect to the additional fee, as referred to in Article 2, paragraph 1, item 5, of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 6/20)
29.5.2020
The Official Journal 5/2020 is now available online
28.5.2020
Online Filing software – V 5.12 full installation package now available
27.5.2020
Notice concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak
25.5.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
18.5.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
14.5.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.5.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.5.2020
Decision concerning the filing of documents during telephone consultations and during interviews and oral proceedings held by videoconference
13.5.2020
Notice revising Notices dated 1 April 2020, concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconference, and 14 April 2020, concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions
4.5.2020
Decision concerning the closure of the EPO's filing offices on 22 May 2020
1.5.2020
Notice concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak
30.4.2020
The Official Journal 4/2020 is now available online
24.4.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
23.4.2020
New online filing (CMS) upgraded to version 1.71
22.4.2020
Definition of "DOCX" under Article 4 of the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs of the European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0
22.4.2020
Decision concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0
20.4.2020
Notice concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions
20.4.2020
Decision concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions
20.4.2020
Online Filing software – new update now available
16.4.2020
Notice concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak
7.4.2020
Limit reached for participation in the IP5 collaborative search and examination pilot with the EPO as main International Searching Authority
2.4.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
2.4.2020
Asian patent information: Facts and figures for Russian Federation updated
1.4.2020
Notice concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconference
1.4.2020
Decision concerning oral proceedings by videoconference before examining divisions
1.4.2020
Extension of applicant’s or representative’s file reference
1.4.2020
Multipay Tool – new update available
31.3.2020
Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2020 is now available online
31.3.2020
The Official Journal 3/2020 is now available online
31.3.2020
Online Fee Payment – new update available
30.3.2020
Notice concerning the extension of periods for the payment of fees
30.3.2020
New online filing (CMS) upgraded to version 1.70
27.3.2020
Notice concerning the electronic authentication of decisions and other documents relevant to the decision-making process
26.3.2020
Online Filing software – new update now available
24.3.2020
Online Filing software – new update available
15.3.2020
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 March 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak
12.3.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
11.3.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
6.3.2020
“Patent enforcement in Europe” is now available online
28.2.2020
The Official Journal 2/2020 is now available online
20.2.2020
EPO and Administrative Council sign MoU
20.2.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
3.2.2020
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
31.1.2020
The Official Journal 1/2020 is now available online
31.1.2020
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal 2020 are now available online
31.1.2020
Information from the Boards of Appeal - Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to proceedings are now available online
31.1.2020
New address for the EPO online services portal
30.1.2020
Notice concerning the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020
17.1.2020
Decision in case T 844/18 on the CRISPR gene editing technology
15.1.2020
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.1.2020
New online filing (CMS) upgraded to version 1.60
8.1.2020
Online Filing software – new update now available
3.1.2020
Online Services – Multipay Tool - new update now available
2.1.2020
Online Filing software – new update available
2.1.2020
The report on the 162nd meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online

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