OPS to fetch Validation and Extension States

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OPS to fetch Validation and Extension States

Post by MerinP » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:56 pm


I have seen that the Register Retrieval Service does provide the details of Designated States as below

<reg:designation-of-states change-date="20190118" change-gazette-num="2019/08">


But this doe not provide the List of Extension States and Validation States. Is there any other service that provides the same?

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Re: OPS to fetch Validation and Extension States

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:45 pm


You can try this:

You can see some designations, validations, extensions in OPS Legal, but that's not very reliable, the list can potentially change or you are not able to see if designation (validation etc) fees were not paid (there would only be payment info, non-payment is not included).

I know that we had some issues with some validation states info in Register (for MA, for example) but that should be fixed in the meantime. If you have an example where you know that country should be listed and its not then send me that to patentdata(at)epo.org

Desigations, validations and extensions are also in EBD : https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... -sets.html if you want alternative to OPS.

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