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December 03, 2021

Decommissioning of online filing (CMS) IMMINENT (31 December 2021)

As users will know, the EPO intends to decommission its online filing service known as CMS at the end of this month (31 December 2021). A replacement web-based filing service Online Filing 2.0 was launched on 1 April 2021.(The eOLF and web-form filing services are not affected by this announcement.)


December 02, 2021

Austrian Bundesrat approves ratification UPC Protocol on Provisional Application

Today, the Austrian Bundesrat (upper Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) unanimously decided not to object to the decision of the Nationalrat (lower Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) regarding the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on Provisional Application (PPA).


epi meetings in view of the Covid-19 situation

(Update 15 November 2021)

Since the outbreak of coronavirus epi has taken measures to ensure the health of our staff and our members and in the same time to continue to fulfil the support for the Presidium, Board, Council and epi Committees and all our epi members.

In view of the present sanitary situation in Bavaria, the Presidium decided to request all epi bodies, committees, sub-committees and working groups to plan virtual meetings until the end of the year. Much to our regret, the epi meeting rooms will also not be available for our members.

The Presidium hopes that the situation will improve and allow a return to the normal sooner rather than later.