The technical problems encountered with new online filing (CMS) and first reported on 23.12.2020 (1289598) are persisting. Our technicians have increased their efforts to fix them as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Legal safeguards may be available where filing or fee payment services were not available, depending on the service affected, the day and duration of the unavailability and the procedural situation. For details see Rule 134 EPC, Rule 82quater.2 PCT point 5.5 of the ADA (Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2019) and the notice from the EPO dated 18 January 2018 (OJ EPO 2018, A25).
Please always quote the reference number indicated above when addressing the EPO in relation to this issue.