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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Education and Training

Through the Professional Education Committee (PEC), epi is committed to helping its students to pass the European Qualifying Examination (EQE), and to maintaining the high standard of that examination. epi also works to keep its members informed and educated.

In this section, you can learn more about:

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

This programme has been designed for epi members, paralegals and other professionals. What do the epi and other organisations offer you? 

Call for Topics: Enhance epi Training & Events Portfolio

We are seeking input on valuable topics for European patent attorneys, EQE candidates, and professional representatives' staff to enhance epi training and events portfolio.
Your suggestions can be submitted via a form to improve epi trainings and events. 


Learn more about the online training platform epi-learning and what it has to offer.

Preparing for the EQE

This section encompasses activities provided by epi to assist candidates to better prepare themselves for the EQE.

epi Experts

Learn more about the epi Tutorship, its aims and the different working fields of epi Tutors, Coaches and Speakers. 

The Patent Profession in the EPC Contracting States

An overview of the Patent Profession and its requirements in the EPC Contracting States.