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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Learn more about the European Patent Register in this introductory video.
Learn how to use the European Patent Register and Register Alert through our collection of 25 interactive e-learning modules.
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The European Patent Register will soon offer a new feature - the Federated Register. Just one click and you will get a clear overview of the basic bibliographic and legal status data of a granted EP patent in those designated contracting states that support this service. In other words, the latest official data supplied by the national patent authorities for the selected file will be displayed in a consolidated table.
You will be able to click on the hyperlinked countries to get direct
access to the national patent authorities for more details on that EP
Accessing the Federated Register
When you open an EP patent document, you will now see a section called "Federated register". It is currently greyed out but it will become active once the service goes live. Click on it, and it will take you straight to the Federated register view.
The EPO will be bringing you this new service soon, so watch this space!