Examination Board for the European Qualifying Examination
Decision of the Examination Board of 23 September 1998 amending the Instructions concerning the qualifications required for enrolment for the European qualifying examination
THE EXAMINATION BOARD,
Having regard to Article 134, paragraphs 2(c) and 8(a), of the European Patent Convention and Article 7, paragraph 4, of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives (REE) of 9 December 1993 (OJ EPO 1994, 7),
Having heard the Institute of Professional Representatives,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 6 of the Instructions concerning the qualifications required for enrolment for the European qualifying examination shall read as follows:
"If a candidate is not able to substantiate that he or she meets the conditions under Articles 2, 3 or 4, the candidate may nevertheless be considered to possess an equivalent level of scientific or technical knowledge if he or she can establish that he or she has at least 10 years' experience as specified in Article 10, paragraph 2(a), REE."
Article 10, paragraph 2 of the Instructions concerning the qualifications required for enrolment for the European qualifying examination shall read as follows:
"Candidates who have completed the eight months training with the German patent authorities and who have been admitted to sit the qualifying examination for German patent agents will be granted a reduction of six months."
This decision shall enter into force on 1 January 1999.
Done at Munich, 23 September 1998
For the Examination Board