Congratulations to everyone who passed the pre-exam! Analysis performed by the Delta Patents team suggests that the exam is getting harder each year (or at least, more people are failing each year), so give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back if you passed.
The EPO has announced the enrolment dates in the March Official Journal.
The 2016 pre-examination will be held on 29 February 2016. The web portal will be available from 15 April 2015 until 2 June 2015. After 2 June 2015 the web portal will be closed and it will not be possible to apply for enrolment to the pre-examination 2016.
The 2016 main examinations will be held from 1 to 3 March 2016. The web portal will be available from 14 July 2015 until 8 September 2015. After 8 September 2015 the web portal will be closed and it will not be possible to apply for enrolment to the main examination 2016. (This probably also means that the main EQE exam results will be announced before 14 July…)
Please note, fees relating to the EQE may only be paid by credit card or bank transfer, and your application will only be processed once payment is received. Thus, please don’t leave enrolment until the last day!
For the full announcement, see the Official Journal here: http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal/2015/03/a30.html