Want to test the online procedure for registering unitary effect?

The EPO has created for the existing users of its Online Filing software a plug-in, which simulates the drafting, signing and sending of a request for unitary effect and filing of subsequent documents in a demonstration mode.

Users are invited to send their feedback on the demo to uppolffeedback@epo.org until 31 July 2016.

The EPO however makes clear that “the demo is purely for test purposes only and that completion of the registration procedure has no effect”, the final and operational version of the software will in fact be available before the unitary patent system enters into force.

For a full-on experience, it is still possible to test the UPC Case Management System  here.