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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.

NEW: Extension of the Global Dossier service

The Global Dossier service has now been extended to encompass further authorities participating in the WIPO CASE initiative.

In addition to patent application dossiers ("file wrappers") from the world's five largest patent offices, it now also includes public dossiers from the Canadian Patent Office as well as PCT applications.

Click here for more information.

New version of the European Patent Register

A new version of the European Patent Register is available. For more information please consult the release notes.

Search for patents on your mobile

You can now conduct a patent search in the EPO's databases - the world's largest free collection of technical information - on the move, using your smartphone, as the EPO has added mobile beta versions of Espacenet and the European Patent Register to its small-screen optimised website,

Spain joins the Federated European Patent Register

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

So far, the states participating in the Federated Register project are Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.

Click here for more information on the Federated European Patent Register.

Help us to help you!

Help us to continue improving the services of the European Patent Register and Register Alert applications by giving us your feedback .

Learn more about the European Patent Register in this introductory video

GPI - Global Patent Index

Need to search in patent legal status from other authorities at the same time? Why not have a look at GPI ?