Online Filing 2.0 pilot project for DOCX Filing – Call for pilot participants

We are looking for volunteers who will actively participate in the pilot. We need your commitment and feedback to help us develop the tool further.

We will try to ensure a fair balance of pilot users in terms of their profile, company size, location and level of expertise. So, even if we do not contact you immediately, we will save your details and get back to you when we need your support.

If you were a pilot user for the Online Filing 2.0 service, you do not need to re-submit your registration.

Where does this project fit into the EPO's Strategic Plan 2023?

Under Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan 2023 the EPO is working towards a digital transformation that will deliver new online tools to better address user needs. 

Key initiative 2, improve existing IT tools, groups a series of improvements that will contribute to higher quality, productivity, and user satisfaction.

What was phase 1 and 2 about?

Phase 1 and 2 of the Online Filing 2.0 pilot  allowed users to test the Online Filing 2.0 service which is launched on 01.04.2021 (see OJ EPO, A44 and announcement).

What else do I need to know?

As of the launch of the EPO's filing service Online Filing 2.0 on 1 April 2021, the Online Filing 2.0 pilot project will continue and focus on DOCX filing (see announcement). It allows users to test the filing of the request for grant - EP1001, including application documents in DOCX via Online Filing 2.0. Any application documents filed in the context of the pilot will be regarded as procedural acts (see Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the Decision of the President of the EPO dated 11 March 2015, OJ EPO 2015, A28).