EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination - Compulsory registration prior to first-time enrolment to the EQE
In accordance with Article 11(1) of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination (REE) and Rule 28 of the implementing provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examination (IPREE), candidates intending to enrol for the European qualifying examination (EQE) for the first time must register once they have commenced their professional activity within the meaning of Article 11(2) REE.
Consequently, candidates are expected to register shortly after they have started the relevant professional activity.
To ensure the timely processing of requests for registration, these must be made at the latest by 1 January of the year in which candidates intend to enrol for the pre-examination.
Candidates who have not registered by this deadline will not be able to enrol for the pre-examination.