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EPC now at your fingertips, on all devices

EPC now at your fingertips

The digital version of the European Patent Convention (EPC) is now easier to navigate than ever before and can be instantly accessed on mobile devices.

Almost 50 years after the EPC was first signed with pen and ink by the EPO's founding states, the latest format has been made possible by responsive web design (RWD). You are warmly invited to try out the new format on

A feedback form enables you to submit anonymous feedback that will help shape both the functionality and the look and feel of the new

The EPC is the second major item to be added to the pilot version of the new website, after the recently launched Statistics and Trends Centre. The latest addition marks the beginning of a new era of convenient online access to our legal texts, presented in a modern format that is easier on the eye.

Please note that the official version of the EPC (not optimised for mobile devices) remains on our official website. Further, on the pilot version of the new,links to the Official Journal have been temporarily deactivated. Stay tuned for the latest enhancements and additions to the pilot version of the new EPO website.

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