cryptovision software installation and smart card activation

For security reasons, the PIN is sent separately by post a few days after your smart card. You will then need to activate your smart card for use at the EPO. If you want to file with a national patent office, your smart card will also need to be activated on that office's website.

Once you have received your new smart card and PIN, and only after you have installed the latest cryptovision software (see below for details), you can activate your smart card:

  • for the EPO at epo.org/activate-smart-card
  • for a national office: by going to the website of that office and following the relevant instructions.

Use your smart card to access the following EPO services:

  • Online Filing (OLF)
  • Online Filing 2.0
  • Online Fee Payment
  • Central Fee Payment (CFP)
  • Mailbox / My Files

If you have not yet installed cryptovision on your PC, please install it first in order to activate the smart card. See below for more details on this software.


cryptovision software

The download can be accessed with the username and password indicated in the PIN letter for your smart card. Alternatively, contact support@epo.org

cryptovision SCinterface v. 8.0


cryptovision (32 Bit)

cryptovision (32 Bit) runs on Windows 8 or 10 (32 Bit) only.

Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 will need to uncheck the Protected Mode option and disable TLS 1.1

Software

Size

Date

Download

Msi version 8.0

35 MB

14.2.2022

Download

cryptovision (64 Bit)

cryptovision (64 Bit) runs on Microsoft Windows 8.x (64 Bit), Windows 10.x (64 Bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019 only.

Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 will need to uncheck the Protected Mode option and disable TLS 1.1

Software

Size

Date

Download

Msi version 8.0

45 MB

14.2.2022

Download

cryptovision (Macintosh version)

Please uninstall any previous version before installing this version.

Software

Size

Date

Download

cryptovision sc/interface 8.0
Cryptographic software

112 MB

14.2.2022

Download

cryptovison (Linux/Ubuntu)

Software

Size

Date

Download

cryptovision sc/interface 8.0
Cryptographic software (zip file)

327 MB

14.2.2022

Download

Activating your smart card

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  1. Once you have installed cryptovision, go to epo.org/activate-smart-card.
  2. Insert your card in the smart card reader.
  3. Check that the green light on the reader is on and steady (i.e. not blinking).
  4. Select Continue.
  5. Select OK when you are prompted to confirm the relevant certificate.
  6. When prompted, enter the PIN supplied in the PIN letter.

If you are using Online Filing 2.0, please note that it will take 24 hours for your card to be activated.

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