For e-OLF smart card users (patents online filing):
After a major Windows 10 update from Microsoft it is possible to get one of the following error(s) when trying to use the smart card, and not allowing you to finalize the process of online filing:
• Cannot initialize reader connection error or OLF smartcard not recognized
The European Patent Office (EPO) sent a notification where the issue and the cause is described, and they also provide a solution to fix this problem. EPO also asked Microsoft to fix this bug but cannot give a date when this will happen. Until then, the solution indicated by EPO works. Here you may find the notification from EPO.
Useful information to OSIM partners, that have their own e-mail servers
Our office’s e-mail servers were affected recently by the EMOTET malware and we had to implement additional security measures such as: SPF, DMARK, configuration etc.
In case your e-mails were rejected by OSIM’s e-mail server, it could be because your e-mail server does not have implemented the respective security standards.
This is the reason we kindly ask you to implement the respective security measures and before that follow the recommendations bellow that will help continue our communication:
- Contact us (any e-mail address with the @osim.ro suffix) using a public e-mail server (such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc) and in addition to your message, please indicate the e-mail address that is being rejected by our servers and also your contact information (e.g. phone number)
- OSIM will include the respective address, indicated by you, in an exception list and for a limited period of time. From that moment onward, you will be able to send e-mail to us, using that respective address.
Kindly note that this is just a temporary solution offered by OSIM, until you will upgrade the security standards of your e-mail server to the above mentioned requirements. The exception list will be kept in place for a limited time in order to avoid further malware attacks on our servers.
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The electronic registration of international applications according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) through ePCT
Starting with 15.10.2019, OSIM, as a receiving Office, accepts the electronic registration of international applications according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) through ePCT.
You can access ePCT here: ow.ly/OYls50wLC6N
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