European qualifying examination (EQE)
Information about the European qualifying examination available here.
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.
See notice of the notice of the Examination Secretariat.
Candidates may enrol as from 3 April 2018. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 June 2018 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 9 July 2018. Applications must be submitted no later than 3 September 2018 via the EPO web portal.
Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat
List of members, status as at 16.01.2018
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.
If you have questions about the EQE or the Regulation on the EQE, please get in touch with the Examination Secretariat of the European Patent Office
Tel.: +49 89 23 99 51 55