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The ten day rule is living its last months

October 14, 2022

Yesterday, the Administrative Council of the EPOrg passed a package of rule changes requested by the EPO “to adapt the rules of the EPC to the digital age”. Included in this package was a change to Rule 126(2) EPC relating to the date on which a document sent by the EPO is deemed to be delivered. This used to be 10 days from the date on the document. This has been changed so that the date on which the document is deemed to be delivered is the date on the document, with some safety nets copied from the PCT.

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EPO - Annual meeting of EQE tutors and members of the EQE committees

October 11, 2022

The “Annual meeting of EQE tutors and members of the EQE committees” will take place online on 8-9 November 2022 and is organised by the Secretariat of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) in cooperation with epi.

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Start of the UPC expected on 1 April 2023

October 11, 2022

The Preparatory Team of the UPC has published a roadmap with an outline of the key activities and milestones of the UPC expected in the coming months.

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Webinar on transitional provisions for the unitary patent

October 05, 2022

Join our webinar next Wednesday 12 October 2022 to get an insight on how to make the best use of the transitional provisions for the unitary patent which will come into force once Germany (soon) ratifies the UPCA.

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epi welcomes Montenegro as 39th EPC Contracting State

October 04, 2022

**epi **welcomes Montenegro which became the 39th state to join the European Patent Organisation on 1st October 2022.

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