New online filing (CMS)
The new online filing (CMS) application is now available for filing EP Form 1001 (EP direct), EP Form 1200 (Euro-PCT), PCT/RO/101 and EP Form 1038 (subsequent actions for all EP and PCT procedures, including PCT Chapter II demand, documents in respect of appeal proceedings and notice of opposition (PDF only)).
Accessible from most browsers, new online filing (CMS) stores your data and documents on a secure network hosted by the EPO.
Because the application is web-based, there is no software to install -- except for the smart card software that allows you to log on in a secure environment. Your smart card must first be activated.
Smart card access
If you have already registered to new online filing (CMS) you can access it direct. Enter your activated smart card and press the button below.
Getting started with new online filing (CMS)
The first time you log on, you will be prompted to read - and agree to - the terms and conditions of use for new online filing (CMS).
- Enrol for a smart card (if you haven't already got one)
- Online registration form for new online filing (CMS)
- User manual (PDF, 9.90 MB)
- Settings and quick access to new online filing (CMS) functions (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Release notes
- New online filing (CMS) tutorial
This short e-learning module shows you what new online filing has to offer and gives you some simple exercises to try