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Communiqué of epi about the 2021 e-EQE

March 15, 2021

Nearly 4,000 candidates sat the first ever e-EQE a few days ago. When the EQE Supervisory Board decided in early March 2020 to cancel the EQE (including the pre-EQE), many wondered whether the EQE could take place in 2021.

As early as 13th March 2020 epi encouraged the Supervisory Board and all bodies involved to explore all necessary measures to carry out an EQE as soon as possible. On 23rd July 2020 the Supervisory Board decided that the EQE would be conducted online in 2021.


epi welcomes its first Executive Director

February 01, 2021

In order to meet current economic and structural needs and challenges, epi reinforces its Secretariat with the creation of a new position of Executive Director.


Amended version of the epi By-Laws and Collection of Decisions entering into force on 1st February 2021

January 29, 2021

A new version of the epi By-Laws and the epi Collection of Decisions is available on the epi website incorporating new provisions regulating the position of the Executive Director.


Webinars on collaboration with oversea patent attorneys

January 04, 2021

epi continues with offering webinars free of charge to all members and students. Collaboration with oversea patent attorneys is the first topic to start with and is scheduled in four webinars.


Mock 2

December 21, 2020

Mock 2 provides participants with the chance to sit the EQE exams under exam like circumstances.