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EQE 2018

Enrolment periods

1. Pre-examination

Candidates may enrol as from 3 April 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than 2 June 2017 via the  EPO web portal. Before enrolling to the pre-examination for the first time (not applicable to re-sitters), candidates must register also via the EPO web portal.

2. Main examination (Papers A, B, C and D)

Candidates may enrol as from 17 July 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than 8 September 2017 via the EPO web portal.

Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2018 and futher information available here.

 

Notice

Examination Dates

Notice of 17 November 2016 from the Examination Secretariat - dates of EQE 2017 and 2018

Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat 

List of members, status as at 01.02.2017

Supervisory Board

Decision of the Supervisory Board of 17 November 2016 - Additional time for the main examination
Decision of the Supervisory Board of 17 February 2017
Decision of the Supervisory Board of 29 September 2017 - Amendment to Rules 2, 22 and 27 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