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Technical fault in online services (reference no. 1393338) – detected and resolved

Technical fault in online services (reference no. 1393338) - detected and resolved

On 28.09.2021 between 10:35 and 12:00 we experienced technical problems with the online services.

The following services were affected: 

  • Online Filing
  • Online Filing 2.0
  • New Online filing (CMS)
  • Online Fee Payment
  • Espacenet
  • Open Patent Services (OPS)
  • The European Patent Register

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 22 October 2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A120).

Please always quote the reference number indicated above when addressing the EPO in relation to this issue.

28.09.2021, 14:00 h (CET)