Article 1 Software to be used for electronic filing
(1) Electronic filings in accordance with Article 5 of the above-mentioned deci- sion dated 26 February 2009 must be made using version 5 Service Pack 3.1 (build 5.0.0.057) or later releases of the EPO Online Filing software.
(2) Once this decision has entered into force, electronic filings using releases earlier than version 5 Service Pack 3.1 (build 5.0.0.057) will no longer be accepted by the Office's receiving server.
Article 2 International (PCT) applications
Article 1(2) shall not apply to interna- tional (PCT) applications filed in elec- tronic form with the European Patent Office as receiving Office under the PCT. Such applications prepared and filed using PCT-SAFE or releases of the EPO Online Filing software earlier than version 5 Service Pack 3.1 (build 5.0.0.057) will be accepted by the Office's receiving server.
1 See OJ EPO 2009, 182.
Article 3 Previous decisions superseded
When this decision enters into force, the decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 February 2010 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documents (OJ EPO 2010, 226) shall cease to have effect.
Article 4 Entry into force
This decision shall enter into force on 1 March 2013.
Done at Munich, 31 May 2012
Benot BATTISTELLI President
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