The filing of party submissions and exhibits additionally in electronic form on a USB stick can be useful, as far as it is desired by the relevant Commercial Court. If (in accordance with the relevant rules), submissions and exhibits are filed only in electronic form, the courts may, since 1 January 2017, only in exceptional cases require such documents in hard copy (see Article 130 (2) (c) CPC and Art. 8a VeÜ-ZSSV: technical problems).