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Enrolment and organisation

Compulsory registration

Enrolment to the foundation paper F 2025 will only be open for candidates who have registered at the latest by 28 May 2024. See OJ EPO 2024, A26.

All information can be found under "Registration as candidate" at the EPO website.

Enrolment periods 

1. Foundation paper F 2025

Candidates may enrol as from 8 July 2024. Applications must be submitted no later than 23 September 2024 via the EQC portal. 

2. Main examination 2025 (Papers A, B, C and D)

Candidates may enrol as from 8 July 2024. Applications must be submitted no later than 23 September 2024 via the EQC portal. 

For more details, for example on payment of fees, withdrawal, enrolment process, required period of professional activity (patent attorney trainees; EPO examiners), choice of papers, fees and fee subsidies, etc., please refer to OJ EPO 2024, A26 and to the EQE website.

If you have questions about the EQE or the Regulation on the EQE, please get in touch with the Examination Secretariat of the European Patent Office.

Email: helpdesk@eqe.org
Telephone enquiries: +49 (0)89 2399 5155