The new online filing (CMS) application is now available for filing EP Form 1001 (EP direct), EP Form 1200 (Euro-PCT), PCT/RO/101 and EP Form 1038 (subsequent actions for all EP and PCT procedures, including PCT Chapter II demand, documents in respect of appeal proceedings and notice of opposition (PDF only)).
Accessible from most browsers, new online filing (CMS) stores your data and documents on a secure network hosted by the EPO.
Because the application is web-based, there is no software to install -- except for the smart card software that allows you to log on in a secure environment. Your smart card must first be activated.
No software installation means no software updates: the EPO carries out all updates centrally.
The first time you log on, you will be prompted to read - and agree to - the terms and conditions of use for new online filing (CMS).
Download EPO online filing options comparison table (PDF, 21 KB)
Smart card access
Access new online filing (CMS) with a secure smart card connection. If you have already registered for new online filing (CMS) you can access it direct with your activated smart card. Enter your smart card and press the button below.