European Patent Register

The European Patent Register contains all the publicly available information on European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure, including oppositions, patent attorney/EPO correspondence and more. This service also provides for public file inspection.

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Getting started

Learn more about the European Patent Register in this introductory video. 

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Learn how to use the European Patent Register and Register Alert through our collection of 25 interactive e-learning modules.


New version of the European Patent Register

On 23 april 2014 we released a new version of the European Patent Register. If you would like to know more, please consult the release notes.

The European Patent Register survey 2013 - a few key findings

An impressive 95% of users are satisfied or very satisfied with the European Patent Register, and every second user is a patent attorney. It is a users' main source of legal status information, so 85% find direct links to national registers very useful.

It is valuable for us to know that the integration of the "Quick search" function into   "Advanced search" would be acceptable to nearly 70% of users and that the implementation of a mobile "app" is supported by an equally encouraging percentage. 

Users of Register Alert are highly satisfied (85%) with this service, and its integration into the European Patent Register has been a very positive development according to around 60% of users.

We are also pleased to hear that long-term users of Register Alert (over five years) are the most satisfied and monitor the most files.

It is gratifying to know that there is a high satisfaction rate with our services overall. We are very happy that our services have an overall high satisfaction rate. Please continue to give us your feedback so that we can develop them further.

More deep links to national patent registers!

Since January 2014 you can easily access the legal status and procedural data of European patents validated in Turkey and Italy. Just one click from the "legal status" section of the European Patent Register, and you are there. That brings the number of countries that support deep linking to 27 (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

The EPO is working to get even more national registers deep-linked in this way, so watch this space!

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