The publication date in the EPO was populated up until now with the “Eintragungstag”. In the authority file provided by the German Patent Office (DPMA) the publication date is represented by the “Bekanntmachungstag”.
For reasons of transparency and consistency the publication date is now synchronised with the publication date as maintained by the DPMA. Approx. 300.000 publications were affected.
DE 202016102816 U1 – publication date was changed from 20160915 to 20161027
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