Official Journal of the European Patent Office
The Official Journal of the European Patent Office is a monthly trilingual publication of the European Patent Office (EPO). It contains "notices and information of a general character issued by the President of the European Patent Office, as well as any other information relevant to [the European Patent Convention (EPC)] or its implementation".
The Official Journal is published in German, English and French, the three official languages of the EPO. The three texts coexist in the same issue of the journal. The Official Journal is published both on paper and online. On January 1, 2014, the paper edition will be discontinued.
The first issue of the Official Journal of the EPO was published on December 1977, two months after the European Patent Convention entered into force on October 7, 1977. The first issue starts with a foreword by Johannes Bob van Benthem, the first President of the EPO.
Publication of decisions of the Boards of Appeal
Only specific decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO are published in the Official Journal:
- the decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (in practice, opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal are published as well);
- individual decisions of the boards of appeal on the initiative of the board concerned. 
Other decisions are published on the EPO web site.
- Article 129 EPC
- Article 14(8)(b) EPC
- "Notice from the EPO about the improved new online edition of its Official Journal". epo.org. European Patent Office. 2 October 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Notice from the Vice-President Directorate-General 3 dated 3 July 2002 concerning the publication of decisions of the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office, OJ 8-9/2002, p. 442