Online Filing software – new update now available

1 January 2023 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update for Version 5.14 (build 5.0.14.183 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. 

New features and minor functional changes

UP procedures:

  • UP 7000: Request for unitary effect, see OJ EPO 2022, A105
  • UP 7038: European patent with unitary effect – letter accompanying subsequently filed documents
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

EP procedures:

  • New document type for EP 1038: Request to delay issuing the decision to grant a European patent, see OJ EPO 2022, A102 and A104
  • Minor technical corrections and fixes

PCT procedures:

  • PCT/RO/101:
    • Update of PCT fees, including 1 January 2023 fee schedules, for
      • all EPC contracting states which are also PCT contracting states
      • International Bureau
  • PCT Demand
    •  Update of fees to 1 January 2023 fee schedules
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes
  • PCT Subsequently Filed Documents (SFD)
    •  Update of fees to 1 January 2023 fee schedules
    • Minor technical corrections and fixes

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