Online filing (CMS)

The online filing (CMS) application is now available for filing EP Form 1001 (EP direct), EP Form 1200 (Euro-PCT), PCT/RO/101 and EP Form 1038 (subsequent actions for all EP and PCT procedures, including PCT Chapter II demand, documents in respect of appeal proceedings and notice of opposition (PDF only)).

Accessible from most browsers, online filing (CMS) stores your data and documents on a secure network hosted by the EPO.

Because the application is web-based, there is no software to install -- except for the smart card software that allows you to log on in a secure environment. Your smart card must first be activated.

Direct access

Smart card access

If you have already registered to online filing (CMS) you can access it direct. Enter your activated smart card and press the button below.

Getting started with online filing (CMS)

The first time you log on, you will be prompted to read - and agree to - the terms and conditions of use for online filing (CMS).

See also the Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 concerning the filing of documents using the EPO case management system (CMS).

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