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Global Dossier

The Global Dossier service provides single-point access from EP applications in the European Patent Register to dossier content of files of patent family members in numerous intellectual property offices (including the IP5 offices). .

Each partner office offers real-time access to the relevant data on their servers. However, it may take up to eight weeks from their national publication date before documents are available in the Global Dossier.

The offices supporting the Global Dossier service are listed below, together with brief details of the content available.


  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO): applications published on or after 1 October 2015
  • State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO): applications with a national filing date on or after 10 February 2010
  • European Patent Office (EPO): applications with a filing date on or after 1 June 1978
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO): patent and utility model applications with a national filing date on or after 1 January 1991
  • Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO): patent and utility model applications with a national filing date on or after 1 January 2000
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): applications with national filing date on or after 1 January 2003 (some earlier applications may also be available).
  • World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO): applications published on or after 1 January 1978

The EPO does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the data displayed, including but not limited to their completeness and fitness for specific purposes, nor can it guarantee that such data are up to date. For authoritative information, please refer to the relevant national patent authority.