EAPO Expands Electronic Document Exchange, Starts Accepting Applications with 3D Models
The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) has recently amended its Procedure for the electronic exchange of documents, expanding the electronic document flow between users and the EAPO. As of January 1, 2023, all letters patent are issued in electronic format only, while the EAPO-ONLINE system users can now submit requests in electronic form for a number of new procedures, including requests to change their representatives, requests for Eurasian patent term extensions, oppositions against Eurasian patents, and observations related to the patentability of inventions.
Additionally, on November 1, 2022, the EAPO started accepting Eurasian applications for the grant of a patent for an invention or industrial design with 3D models of the claimed inventions or designs included. This is expected to simplify and optimize the filing and examination processes.
Prepared by: Djurdja Krivokapić
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Source: EAPO website