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Welcome to the European Patent Register, the place to find procedural and legal status data on patent applications handled by the European Patent Office.

If this is the first time you are consulting the EP Register, please have a look at the introductory video below.

Estonia joins the Federated Register

The Federated Register has started retrieving official bibliographic and legal status information from the Estonian Register and displaying it in the European Patent Register.

At present, the countries participating in the Federated Register project are: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Click here for more information on the Federated Register.

Online file inspection of PCT files

As from 1 March 2018, the documents relating to international applications under the PCT contained in the file held by the European Patent Office as receiving Office, International Searching Authority or Authority specified for supplementary search shall be available for inspection free of charge via the European Patent Register.

For more information, please consult the notification published in the Official Journal.

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