European qualifying examination (EQE)

Examination Secretariat

Telephone enquiries:

(+49 89) 2399 5155

Opening times: Mon, Wed-Fri 09.00-11.00 hrs

Tues 14.00-15.30 hrs

Fax: (+49-89) 2399 5140

Postal address:

European Patent Office
European Qualifying Examination
Examination Secretariat
80298 Munich



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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 10 000 candidates already.

Obligatory registration

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.

Results and statistics

Statistics on EQE results since 2002.

Successful candidates

Find a professional representative who has passed the EQE.



Examination dates

Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat

Examination Committees


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