Online Filing software – new update now available

26 March 2020 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update for Version 5.11 (build 5.0.11.175 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
      • Amendments to Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees, OJ EPO 2020, A3
      • Changes to the conditions for reimbursement of the appeal fee (Rule 103 EPC), OJ EPO 2020, A5
      • Extension of applicant's or representative's file reference
      • Minor technical corrections and fixes
    • PCT procedures
      • Amendments to Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees, OJ EPO 2020, A3
      • Extension of the reduction scheme for the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications filed by nationals of certain states, OJ EPO 2020, A4
      • Extension of applicant's or representative's file reference
      • Minor technical corrections and fixes

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