What you need to use the EPO's Online Filing service

You need:

  • smart card (see section on smart cards)
  • smart card reader plus installation of reader driver and the cryptovision smart card software (see section on installing the smart card reader)
  • Online Filing software:
  • Applications may be filed in either XML or PDF format. If you choose to file a document in PDF format, please make sure the relevant file is Annex F-compliant. See FAQ for more information.

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