The Register Alert service allows you to monitor most changes to data in the European Patent Register. You can automatically monitor up to 1 000 files of your choice. As part of the service you can choose to have Register Alert send you and up to four others an e-mail every time there is a change triggering a Register event to one of your selected files.
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. It also provides for public file inspection.
By logging off, you prevent anyone else from accessing your Register Alert account and finding out which applications you are monitoring.
Register Alert can be used by anyone who registers for a username/password
To be able to use all the features in Register Alert without restriction, you must have either Internet Explorer 6.0 upwards or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 upwards.
The system logs you out automatically after 30 minutes of idle time for security reasons. If this happens, all you have to do is log in again.
The integration of Register Alert into the European Patent Register means that it is easier for us to develop new functions and features that would not have been possible if Register Alert had remained a separate application requiring smart card authentication. In other words we can now improve the product and deliver a better service to our users. Using a username and password to log into Register Alert provides the necessary level of security for the service provided.
Yes, smart card authentication remains valid and is required for critical transactions such as Online Filing and Online Fee Payment. Please follow this link to access these services: http://www.epo.org/service-support/online-services-software.html
No, you have to enter the applications you want to monitor yourself.
As was the case before the integration of Register Alert into the European Register, the username cannot be changed. However you can export your list of monitored files and import it into a new Register Alert account which you can create with your own chosen username and password.
The username can be written in upper or lower case, it is not case-sensitive. However the password is case-sensitive, which means that upper and lower case letters have to be entered in the given format.
No, they are not.
It may be that you are using diacritics, symbols or punctuation marks in the mandatory fields of the registration form. Special characters, such as ö, ä, ø, &, £, etc. as well as commas and full stops will generate an error message ("Please fill in the missing information") and should therefore be avoided.
The login to Register Alert via smart card is still available for operational reasons, though this access will be disabled in the very near future. You are therefore advised to use the replacement username/password already received to avoid any confusion when access is finally disabled.
You are probably logged in with a username and password under which you never monitored applications. During the migration, an account was created for every smart card user who accessed WebRegMT via Online Services. Only the data of the users who were using smart card authentication to monitor their files have been transferred to the newly created account.
Each username corresponds to a different profile: if you were using an account with username and password before the migration, you should continue to log in with the user details of this original profile.
User profiles cannot be merged, but your list of monitored applications can be exported from one profile and imported into another. Register Alert e-mail notifications can be activated or deactivated under Preferences -> Notification.
Please follow this link to request a new password or username reminder https://register.epo.org/espacenet/forgottenlogin
If you have not received any e-mail notifications, you should check whether
A Register event is an event that triggers a Most recent event in About this file and appears in Event history. In the case of monitored applications, it also triggers an e-mail notification.
For a list of the most recent events that trigger a Register Alert e-mail, check the link below:
For a list of all the "most recent events" that trigger a Register Alert e-mail message check the link belowRegister events
The INPADOC date is usually updated a week after the Register Alert notification is sent.
99100026 (8 digits)
WO02051231 (format from 1 July 2002)
No, you cannot delete a profile yourself. However, you can stop receiving e-mail notifications by deactivating the checkbox in Preferences -> Notification.
NOTE: If you are a regular user of Register Alert you will notice that its functionality has not changed with the integration into the European Patent Register, so the current Help/FAQ is still valid. We will, of course, update it as new Register Alert functions and features become available or are added.