Contact

European qualifying examination (EQE)

Examination Secretariat

Telephone enquiries:

09.00-11.00 hrs Mon, Wed-Fri
14.00-15.30 hrs Tues

Tel.: (+49-89) 2399 5155
Fax: (+49-89) 2399 5140
eqe@epo.org

Postal address:

European Patent Office
European Qualifying Examination
Examination Secretariat
Room 724
80298 Munich
Germany

See also

The European Patent Academy's resources for EQE candidates

 

European qualifying examination

European qualifying examination (JPG)

The European qualifying examination (EQE) tests candidates' knowledge and aptitude to represent applicants in EPO proceedings. Established in 1979, it is widely regarded as one of the most demanding professional examinations having been passed by more than 7000 candidates already.

About the EQE

The European qualifying examination and its aims, syllabus, languages; passing the examination.

Compendium (past papers and examiners' reports)

The compendium contains past examination papers in the three official languages, the markers' reports and examples of successful candidates' answers.

Admission and enrolment

Information for prospective candidates about admission requirements, fees and how to enrol.

2015 enrolment

Results and statistics

Statistics on EQE results since 2002.

Successful candidates

Find a professional representative who has passed the EQE.

Notices

Examination Papers 

With effect from 2017, a single Paper A and a single Paper B will be set each year. As for current Paper C and the Pre-Examination, Papers A and B will be set in technical fields that are accessible to everyone. 

 

Examination dates

Examination Committees

Examination venue 2015 (UK)

Notice of 15.07.2014 from the Examination Secretariat - change of UK venue for EQE 2015 (PDF, 18 kB)

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