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EQE 2017

Important Information for epi students

The deadline for enrolling for the pre-examination of the EQE 2017 expires tomorrow (2nd June, 2016). You cannot rely on your status as an epi student for this enrollment. You must enroll via to EPO website (https://www.eqe.org/EQEASy/candidate/auth/login )and must provide the EPO with all required documents and pay the required fee to the EPO on or before the 2nd June, 2016.


Closing dates for the European qualifying examination 2017

The closing date for the pre-examination is 2 June 2016.
The closing date for the main examination is 8 September 2016.

Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2017

Further Information about enrolment available here.


Examination Dates

Notice of 17 July 2014 from the Examination Secretariat - dates of EQE 2015, 2016 and 2017

Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat 

List of members, status as at 01.01.2016

Supervisory Board

Decision of the Supervisory Board of 23 March 2016 - Registration pursuant to Rule 28 IPREE


Decision of the President of the European Patent Office of 2 February 2012 - Revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination. 

Official Regulations

The current version of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives can be found here.

If you have further questions about the EQE or the Regulation on the EQE, please get in touch with the Examination Secretariat of the European Patent Office

Email: eqe@epo.org
Tel.: +49 89 23 99 51 55