2020-11-22

EPO – All oral proceedings to be held as ViCo

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that, effective January 4, 2021, oral proceedings before the Opposition Divisions will proceed only by videoconference.

Oral proceedings in examination will continue to be held by Vico.

Oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions that cannot be conducted via remote means will be postponed until after September 15, 2021.

To the EPO official journal, click here.