Availability of online services

Important notice:

Legal safeguards may be available against outages of online filing and fee payment services, depending on the service affected and 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 18 January 2018 (OJ EPO 2018, A25). Please also consult Rule 134 EPC, point 5.5 of the ADA (Supplementary publication 5, OJ EPO 2017) and Article 5 of the Decision of the President of the EPO dated 11 March 2015 (OJ EPO 2015, A28).

26.1.2021
Partial unavailability of online refund claim and fee payment services from 28 to 31 January 2021
23.12.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (1289598) - resolved
23.12.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (1289598) - update
23.12.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (1289598) - update
23.12.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (1289598)
21.12.2020
Technical fault in European Patent Register (reference no.1288928.) – detected and resolved
17.12.2020
Cancellation of earlier announcement on unavailability of online services from 27 December to 30 December 2020 (service no. CR 340189)
11.12.2020
Temporary unavailability of online services from 27 December to 30 December 2020 (service no. CR 340189)
7.12.2020
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS) on 12 December 2020
4.12.2020
Temporary unavailability of the EPO shop, the credit card fee payment service and claim refunds on 12 December 2020
1.12.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) and in all online services (reference nos. 1279522 and 1279907) – Legal safeguards apply
27.11.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (reference no. 1279522) – resolved
27.11.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) (reference no 1279522) – update
27.11.2020
Technical fault in online services (reference no. 1279907) – resolved
26.11.2020
Technical fault in online services (reference no. 1279907)
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