2020

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).

9.4.2020
Temporary unavailability of online services on 13 April 2020
31.3.2020
Technical fault in Online Filing and new online filing (CMS) on 30 March 2020
25.3.2020
Temporary unavailability of online services on 31 March 2020
25.3.2020
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS) on 28 March 2020
24.3.2020
Technical fault in the European Patent Register, Online Fee Payment, Mailbox, My Files and Open Patent Services on 21 March
21.3.2020
Technical fault in Espacenet - resolved
21.3.2020
Technical fault in Espacenet
19.3.2020
www.epo.org slow/unavailable - resolved
18.3.2020
www.epo.org slow/unavailable
4.3.2020
Technical fault in Online Fee Payment, Mailbox and My Files services - resolved
4.3.2020
Technical fault in Online Fee Payment, Mailbox and My Files services .
27.2.2020
Temporary unavailability of the refund claim service and delays in displaying debit orders in Online Fee Payment from 28.02.2020 until 02.03.2020
18.2.2020
Temporary unavailability of web-form filing on 19.02.2020
12.2.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) – resolved
12.2.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS)
12.2.2020
Temporary unavailability of the refund claim service and delays in displaying debit orders in Online Fee Payment from 28.02.2020 until 02.03.2020
29.1.2020
Temporary unavailability of web-form filing on 19.02.2020
28.1.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS) - resolved
28.1.2020
Technical fault in new online filing (CMS)
14.1.2020
Technical fault in our "Jobs" website - resolved
13.1.2020
Technical fault in our "Jobs" website
13.1.2020
Temporary unavailability of online services on 20 January 2020
12.1.2020
Technical fault in Classic Espacenet - resolved
12.1.2020
Technical fault in Open Patent Services - resolved
12.1.2020
Technical fault in the European Patent Register - resolved
12.1.2020
Technical fault in Classic Espacenet
12.1.2020
Technical fault in Open Patent Services
12.1.2020
Technical fault in the European Patent Register
8.1.2020
Technical fault in the Epoline Portal – resolved
8.1.2020
Technical fault in the Epoline Portal
8.1.2020
Temporary unavailability of new online filing (CMS)
8.1.2020
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 8 January 2020

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