The UIBM has introduced a new online numbering system.
Users requesting a novelty search via the EPO's online filing software for a national patent they intend to file at the European Patent Office must continue to quote the application number in the "old" format, i.e. MI2014A000158.
The old application number is easy to find through the national database on the UIBM website using the code search (ricerca per codice).
If you cannot find the old number, you should add the new number as an annotation.
The Online Filing FAQs will be updated in due course.
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