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Discover the potential of the EPO’s legal patent information: see if and where a patent has been granted, if it is valid, if there is still time to challenge it, and much more.  

European Patent Register

The European Patent Register contains all the publicly available procedural information on European patent applications as they pass through each stage of the granting process.

European Patent Bulletin

The European Patent Bulletin offers free downloadable files containing bibliographic and procedural data.

EP Bulletin search

Comprehensive online access to bibliographic and procedural information on European patent applications and granted patents.

Searching Asian documents: legal status information and file histories

Find out whether a patent has been granted or is in force in Asia.

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EP Bibliographic Data (EBD) and European Patent Register data

EBD provides details of all newly published applications and patents, as well as recent changes to previously published patents. The back file is a snapshot of the European Patent Register at a given time.

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EPO worldwide legal status database (INPADOC)

Legal status data relates to information on the events during the lifetime of a patent application. INPADOC contains legal status events from over 40 international patent authorities worldwide, available as backfile and frontfile data.

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