Technical fault in online services (reference no. CS117926) - detected and resolved

On 01.09.2023 between 07:00 and 10:50 we experienced technical problems with the smart card login to online services 

The following services were impacted:

  • Online filing 2.0
  • MyEPO Portfolio service
  • Central fee payment

Users with smart cards recently issued were not affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Important notice

Legal safeguards may be available where filing or fee payment services were not available, depending on the service affected, the day and duration of the unavailability and the procedural situation. For details see Rule 134 EPC, Rule 82quater.2 PCT, the ADA (Supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2022) and the notice from the EPO dated 22 October 2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A120).


Please always quote the reference number indicated above when addressing the EPO in relation to this issue.