Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dates EQE 2013 announced by EPO

The EPO accounced the European qualifying examination 2013. Much to our surprise, the exam is not scheduled in the first week of March, but in the last week of February!

The pre-examination will be held on 25 February 2013.
Complete applications to register and enrol for the pre-examination (Form 51015 or Form 51016 plus enclosures) must be received by the Examination Secretariat no later than 11 June 2012.

The main examination will be held from 26 to 28 February 2013.
Complete applications to register and enrol for the main exanimation (Form 51015) must be received by the Examination Secretariat no later than 5 September 2012.

Candidates awaiting results from the EQE 2012 (pre-examination or main examination) may not  file their application until after their results are known.

The relevant date for checking the period of professional acvtivity is 1 March 2013.
Thus, if you are a trainee patent attorney who would have completed your 2-year (pre-exam) or 3-year (main exam) period only on March 1, 2013, and not yet on the actual date of the exam, this does not prevent you from enrolling.

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