Change of name or address

A change of applicant’s name will be entered on request in the European Patent Register concerning a pending European patent application. The name change can not contain or relate to a modification of the legal identity of the applicant, as the EPO shall consider this to be handled as an assignment. Relevant evidence enabling the EPO to verify the change of name must be provided by submitting an official extract of the Register of the Chamber of Commerce that documents the change of name. You may also submit a copy of the Deed of change of the Statutory name of the applicant. A change of address does not require such evidence. When changes are registered after the EP grant date, please notice that in some European countries you may be able to use the EPO Form 2544 for having the change registered. However in some countries the documents providing evidence have to be filed at the National Patent Office as well.

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Best regards,
Patricia Rutten
Manager IP Portfolio AIPEX