Beta website: Business comes first

11 February 2011

The EPO is pleased to announce the launch of the beta version of our new website. We have restructured and redesigned the site to enhance the experience for professionals, business partners and regular users.

The changes include the integration of information related to EPO Online Services. Although they are not part of this beta version, EP Espacenet and the European Patent Register (formerly Register Plus) are also being redesigned and will be part of the final relaunch.

We have also implemented a new structure, design, navigation system and search functions, in an effort to improve access to key tools and information. These new features and improvements are based on extensive surveys, tests and other user feedback.

We invite you to explore the beta website - - and welcome your valuable feedback. Please send your comments to

As we are still in the process of migrating and reorganising content, please continue to check the current website - - for official information and the latest news and announcements.

Important notes:

  1. German and French versions of some pages are missing. They are in preparation and will be available for the official relaunch.
  2. A group of volunteers is also currently testing the new European Patent Register and will soon be able to try out the redesigned EP Espacenet. If you are interested in testing these services, please contact

Update 24 February 2011:

The beta version is now no longer available. Many thanks to everyone who has sent us their feedback.

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