Extended scope of the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0

The Online Filing 2.0 pilot project has been running since 4 May 2020. The scope of this pilot project will be expanded as of 2 November 2020 (Article 5 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 (OJ EPO 2020, A44)).

As of this date the following documents in PDF format can also be filed as part of the Online Filing 2.0 pilot project:

(a)  subsequently filed documents under the EPC up to grant, including amendments, corrections and rectifications (attached to EPO Form 1038)
(b)  documents in opposition, limitation and  revocation proceedings under the EPC (attached to EPO Form 1038)
(c)   documents in appeal proceedings and proceedings before the Enlarged Board of Appeal under the EPC (attached to EPO Form 1038)
(d)  the demand for preliminary examination in the international phase (PCT Demand)
(e)  subsequently filed documents under the PCT, including amendments, corrections and rectifications of documents (PCT-SFD)

The conditions for participating in and filing under the Online Filing 2.0 pilot project are set out in the above-mentioned decision.

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