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).

25.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 29 May 2022
24.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 28 May 2022
24.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of some online services on Monday, 30 May 2022
24.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of the Online Filing 2.0 service on Saturday 28 May
19.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 21 May 2022
12.5.2022
Technical fault in Open Patent Services (OPS) (reference no. INC0057627) – detected and resolved
12.5.2022
Technical fault in Espacenet (reference no. INC0057627) – detected and resolved
11.5.2022
Temporary unavailability of several online services on 14 May 2022
2.5.2022
Technical fault in Online Filing 2.0 (reference no. INC0055108) - resolved
3.5.2022
Technical fault in Online Fee Payment (reference no. INC0054423) - detected and resolved
2.5.2022
Technical fault in Online Filing 2.0 (reference no. INC0055108)
21.4.2022
Incorrect display of publication date or date of (expected) grant for a limited number of applications in European Patent Register (reference no. INC0052731)
20.4.2022
Temporary unavailability of some online services on Thursday, 20 April 2022
5.4.2022
Technical fault in the European Patent Register (reference no. INC0050040) – resolved
5.4.2022
Technical fault in the European Patent Register (reference no. INC0050040) - Update
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