To access the EUIPO User Area, you will need to register your details. Click on 'Sign up' at the top right-hand corner of your screen to get started and then follow the instructions.
- Why do I have to sign up?
Your EUIPO account allows you to access a range of online services that are not available to non-registered users. These advantages include the option of creating alerts and subprofiles.
Some services, such as financial transactions, require the submission of personal details. Logging-in provides the user with secure protocols for their stored data.
You also have to login to download documents from a particular file.
- Have you made a previous application with EUIPO?
Users who have already filed an application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have been allocated an ID number. It is important to include this ID when you sign up for the first time so that all the files linked to this number appear in the dashboard of your new User Area.
- User details
There are two types of users, 'Company or Individual' and 'Representative'. If you do not fit into one of the two proposed categories, please choose 'Company or individual'. This will enable you to fully access all the functionalities within the User Area.
- Account activation
When you sign up you will need to provide us with an email where you would like to receive your activation code.
Once you have completed all the required fields of the sign up form, you will receive an email containing your activation code. Follow the instructions to complete the activation process and log in to your EUIPO User Area.
If you have filed an application with us in the past, the email with the activation code will be sent to the email address that you indicated when your EUIPO ID number was first issued. If you did not indicate any email address, please update your data by sending us a fax so that we can proceed with the creation of your account.
If you are a new user, you will only receive an EUIPO ID when you apply for a European Union trade mark (EUTM) or a registered Community design (RCD) or when you file an opposition, but not when you sign up for an account.
- Additional information
Username must be between 8 and 20 characters in small letters, containing characters from the Roman alphabet (a-z). It must contain at least one numerical digit (0-9).
Alerts of EUIPO communications (if the option to receive communications through the User Area is selected) will be sent to this address. The e-mail alert is only sent for information purposes and does not constitute an official notification by the Office. You should regularly check your User Area Communication mailbox for new notifications from the Office.
A password must have a minimum of 8 characters from the Roman alphabet. It must contain at least one number (0-9). It must be different from your username. Do not use three repeated characters (e.g. aaa, 111), sequences (e.g. 123, abc) or special characters (e.g. #, *). Examples of acceptable passwords: ThinkOn1980Phrases, About2Pass2Me, safe1Should2Be3.
It is highly recommended that you choose the option to receive correspondence through the User Area. If you do so, please note that all Office communications will be sent to your User Area. If you have selected the option to receive an alert to your e-mail address, note that the e-mail alert is only sent for information purposes and does not constitute an official notification by the Office (EX-17-4). You should regularly check your User Area Communication mailbox for new notifications from the Office (Conditions of use of the User Area).
If you are registering an account for an association of representatives, all related information about the association should be included in the sign up form. You can make changes to the details of your association in the Options section of the User Area.
If you are registering an account for a company and you require the legal form (Ltd, Plc, etc.) to appear in official publications, you must include this information in the 'Company name' field as well as in the 'Legal form' field.
If you are registering an account for an 'Employee representative' you will come up to a tick box entitled 'Economic connection'. If you are directly employed by the applicant, do not select this box, it is sufficient that you give your first name and surname. However, if you work in a company with a real and effective establishment in the European Union (EU) that has economic connections with an applicant who is not based in the EU, you will need to select this option and give information on your economic connections and the name of the relevant company.