National Institute of Industrial Property (France)

Accepted means of filing

Online: as a WAD or WASP file created by the EPO-OLF


Accepted digital certificates 

Valid certificates issued by the following Certification Authority (CA):



Accepted formats

This Office accepts the filing of the application body (description, claims and abstract) in character-coded (e.g. XML) and image format (e.g. PDF). Sequence listing should preferably be filed, as a separate part of the description, in WIPO's ST.25 text format (no additional fees).



Help-desk ("INPI-DIRECT") open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am until 6 pm; it may be contacted:

  •  by phone, at 0825 83 85 87 (“indigo” number, 0.15€ / min, including tax)
  •  by e-mail at the following address: