Availability of online services

Important notice:

Legal safeguards may be available against planned and unplanned outages of online filing and fee payment services, depending on the day and duration of the outage. A dedicated webpage informs users about any outages of these services.

For more information, please see the notice from the EPO dated 22 October 2020 concerning the procedures and safeguards which apply under the EPC and the PCT in the event of outages of means of electronic filing and other online services (OJ EPO 2020, A120), Rule 134(1) EPC and point 5.5 of the ADA (Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2019).

12.1.2022
Temporary unavailability of smart card activation on 18 January 2022
17.12.2021
Technical fault in Web-form filing (reference no. CHG0403712) – detected and resolved
17.12.2021
Temporary unavailability of Online Filing (Epoline)
17.12.2021
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS)
14.12.2021
Technical fault in our credit card fee payment service(reference no.INC0029247)-resolved
14.12.2021
Technical fault in our credit card fee payment service(reference no. INC0029247)
9.12.2021
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 9 December 2021
9.12.2021
Technical fault in online services European Patent Register, Open Patent Services and Espacenet (reference no. INC0024657) – detected and resolved
6.12.2021
Technical fault in Open Patent Services (OPS) (reference no. INC0027386) - resolved
6.12.2021
Technical fault in Online Filing 2.0 (reference no. INC0027385) – detected and resolved
6.12.2021
Technical fault in Open Patent Services (OPS) (reference no. INC0027386)
2.12.2021
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 4 December 2021
30.11.2021
Temporary unavailability of online services on 2 December between 18.00 and 20.00 hrs CEST
30.11.2021
Technical fault in the European Patent Register (reference no. INC25804) – detected and resolved
29.11.2021
Technical fault in online services (reference no. INC25349) – detected and resolved
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