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Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination - Compulsory registration prior to first-time enrolment to the EQE

December 04, 2018

Candidates are expected to register shortly after they have started the relevant professional activity. Enrolment to the pre-examination will only be open for candidates who have registered at the latest by 15 January of the year in which they intend to enrol for the pre-examination, e.g. registration latest by 15.01.2019 for the 2020 pre-examination. Candidates who have not registered by this deadline will not be able to enrol for the pre-examination. Only duly registered candidates can be granted access to the enrolment portal.


Webinar on entitlement to priority - recording available now

November 28, 2018

Are you sure that priority is validly claimed? Get the legal perspective and watch the recording of the webinar about the requirements and case law on entitlement to priority. The presentation is given by Ms Britta Kley, lawyer at the European Patent Office, which will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Mr Chris Mercer, epi.
Please login first in order to reach the link under Education & Training.


epi and EPO to Cooperate on Quality Management Process

November 16, 2018

The new President of the EPO, Mr Campinos, has expressed that the EPO wishes to start a further dialogue on the quality management process at the EPO with the European Patent Attorneys.
He has invited epi thereto, as the standing representation of European Patent Attorneys before the EPO.


Farewell letter from Mr Battistelli to Mr Leyder

July 13, 2018

Our President has now received a farewell letter from Mr Battistelli which is available for epi members after login.


Results of the EQE 2018

July 03, 2018

The results of the EQE 2018 are published on the EPO website.
For your convenience here the link to the results.

Congratulations on passing the exam!