The European Patent Office has made available the European Patent Convention (EPC) 2000 and the corresponding regulations on their website. The new EPC 2000 and its regulations will come into force on 13 December 2007 and will replace the EPC 1977. The revised convention incorporates one major revision (relating to post-grant amendment) and several minor amendments to reflect on the developments in international law, especially in relation to the WTO-TRIPs Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty.