These online services are designed to allow applicants, attorneys and other users to conduct their EPO business electronically in a secure state-of-the-art environment.
Users can submit forms 7000 or 7038 through the dedicated functionality in Online Filing (eOLF) and Online Filing 2.0. The request for a delay in issuing the decision to grant a European patent can be submitted as part of form 1038 in eOLF and Online Filing 2.0 by attaching form 2025 as document category “Request to delay issuing the decision to grant a European patent”.
We have initiated a major programme to improve IT support for the filing and processing of patent applications.
If you need to consult or appoint a professional representative, you can find one on our regularly updated database.
Use the Online Filing software to file EP, Euro-PCT and PCT applications; submissions in EPO opposition, appeal, limitation and revocation proceedings; and subsequently filed documents for all EP proceedings.
Allows you to file applications in a modern Web-based application accessible from your browser.
Allows you to view your application portfolios and documents, receive your EPO Mailbox communications, and perform procedural acts in response to communications from the EPO.
Allows you to upload and submit Annex F-compliant PDF documents.
We offer several convenient and user-friendly methods of paying patent fees online.
Notices of outages of Online Filing and fee payment services for the current and previous calendar years are listed on a dedicated webpage.
My Files allow you to view published and unpublished files via a secure connection.
The Mailbox service allows professional representatives to receive communications from the EPO online.
The Administration facility allows you to specify which members of your staff can access the online fee payment and mailbox services.
Check dates, times and other details of public EPO oral proceedings on oppositions or appeals.
We take your online security and confidentiality very seriously. Security features are implemented using SSL, smart cards, and PKI technology.
Form Helper gives you an overview of all the forms issued by the EPO, together with their procedural implications.