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by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Important INPADOC service maintenance on 6 March 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 844

Important INPADOC service maintenance on 6 March 2020

Dear Users,

The INPADOC server will undergo an urgent update starting from 12pm today. The estimated outage time is 1 hour.
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Search tips
Topic: peditric extension of SPC
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

Re: peditric extension of SPC

Dear Karen, Please be informed that we still collect information regarding the apparent discrepancy between the sources of information you reported and analyse the situation. We will get back to you as soon as we will be able to respond in detail. In the context of SPC data, we would like to point y...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: How to figure out of a product is patented?
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: How to figure out of a product is patented?

Hi Christian, Entering umbrella or patio or parasol* will indeed retrieve an awful lot of noise as the database is retrieving all those documents that contain these words in them and not necessarily patent publications on "umbrella" inventions. We suggest you use the Classification search search in ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: dépôt de brevet et USA et la Chine
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: dépôt de brevet et USA et la Chine

Bonjour Pierre77,
Veuillez contacter support@epo.org concernant toutes sortes de questions concernant
les demandes de brevet et les modifications des brevets existants.
Bonne journee!

:!: Please note that all kind of procedural questions should always go directly to support@epo.org
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: East meets West 2020 forum POSTPONED!
Replies: 0
Views: 5405

East meets West 2020 forum POSTPONED!

UPDATE In view of the present situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the European Patent Office (EPO) is postponing all EPO organised events that involve more than 50 participants in March and April. Organisers will contact participants on an individual basis and, where possible, inform them of ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Association number search
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Association number search

Dear kwilliams, Thank you for your enquiry. We would like to inform you that it is not possible to search for associations of professional representatives as this information is not available to the public. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact th...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: transfer patent
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: transfer patent

The registration of a transfer (assignment) of a pending European patent application is recorded in the Register of European Patents at the request of an interested party. There is no prescribed form (or templates) for such requests , which requires to be made by letter, fax or online quoting the ap...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Can I use certified copy of form 1 (proof of right to make an application) as an assignment for subsequent filing at EPO
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Can I use certified copy of form 1 (proof of right to make an application) as an assignment for subsequent filing at

Dear Abhijit, Pursuant to Rule 22(3) EPC, a request for the registration of a transfer of a European patent application in the European Patent Register must be accompanied by documentary evidence of the transfer. In principle, this is the assignment document itself or a confirmatory declaration sign...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical issues
Topic: NEW Espacenet now under https://worldwide.espacenet.com/
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

NEW Espacenet now under https://worldwide.espacenet.com/

Please take note that the LINK https://worldwide.espacenet.com/ which used to lead to Classic Espacenet is now automatically leading you to the New Espacenet . Further information on the release of New Espacenet to be found HERE as well as on the related forum . :idea: Access to Classic Espacenet ca...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: European Patent Register and Register Alert
Topic: Field definitions in Register alert data
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Re: Field definitions in Register alert data

Dear gerben,
Thank you for indicating this error. We will initiate an update to the text immediately. The number of characters allowed in the reference and description field were very recently updated to 25 in the reference field and 100 in the description field.