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EPO will process requests for entry on the List of Professional Representatives this week

October 11, 2021

The EPO has taken measures to process the backlog in entries on the List of Professional Representatives. As announced on the EPO website, all pending entry requests will be dealt with by calendar week 41 of 2021 (which starts today).


Germany ratifies UPC Protocol on Provisional Application – Slovenia and Austria en route

October 01, 2021

As reported in the latest issue of epi Information, the German Federal President recently signed the ratification law of both the UPC Agreement and the Protocol on Provisional Application ("PPA"), which was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 12 August 2021.


New measures for oral proceedings before EPO Board of Appeal - access to building only for vaccinated, recovered or tested individuals from 27 September 2021

September 30, 2021

In a communication dated 22 September 2021, the Boards of Appeal have revised their measures for the arrangement and conduct of oral proceedings in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


EPO user survey on oral proceedings by VICO in opposition

September 14, 2021

The EPO has this month launched a user survey on its pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference (VICO) before EPO opposition divisions. The EPO’s notice and a link to the survey can be found here.


An epi update about the progress towards a future e:EQE

September 06, 2021

An epi update about the progress made since the conference held on 21 June 2021 to discuss the modernisation of the e:EQE and the modular approach presented in the e:EQE discussion paper of May 2021.