EPO has published the Pre-Exam and Main Exam dates for EQE 2014, as well as the enrolment information.
New this year is the use of a web-portal, although you still need to print it out and sign it. They also still need the originals of certain documents.
If you are enrolling for the first time, don't leave it until the last minute.
The enrolment for Pre-Exam 2014 ends on 21 May 2013, and you will need to provide:
- a certified copy of your diploma (A European Patent Attorney is allowed to do the certification!)
- you may need to show that your qualification is technical/scientific
- a declaration that you will have at least 2 years patent experience on 1 March 2014
and pay the fee.
Note that there is no further processing or re-establishment for enrolment deadlines. They are very strict about this.
Fee reduction may be available if you are permanently resident and working in AL, BG, HR, CY, CZ, EE, MK, GR, HU, LV, LT, MT, PL, PT, RO, RS, SK, SI or TR
For choosing where you want to sit the exam, you can look at the experiences of candidates from EQE 2012