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The Industrial Property Office of SR has announced that as of January 2019, the filings delivered to the Office will be required to contain an identification number of the participant and an identification number of the representative if there is one, pursuant to the regulation of Act no. 305/2013 Coll. on the electronic form of the exercise of powers of public authorities; also known as the e-Government Act. 

The Industrial Property Office of SR announces changes in processes in issuing protective documents of translations of European patent specifications with designation for the Slovak Republic from July 1, 2015. The Office shall send only title pages with basic bibliographic data to owners or their authorised representatives. Translations of European patent specifications with designation for the Slovak Republic shall be published on the web site of the Office and available also in the Patent Library of the Office.

The Industrial Property office of SR has changed its approach to the concentrated proceedings regarding the patents – it is now possible for the parties to submit more evidence supporting the claims he patent proceedings even after the first submissions have been made. Previously, it was not allowed to submit more evidence after a motion was filed.