EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination
In accordance with Article 9(2)(b) of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination (REE), candidates are advised that with effect from 1 January 2021 all correspondence from the Examination Secretariat will be conducted in electronic form only, via the myEQE portal. This goes for all appealable decisions too. The requirement to use registered mail is removed. Appealable decisions will be deemed delivered ten days after being made available on myEQE. The time limits for appeal under Article 24 REE will apply mutatis mutandis. With regard to filing an appeal under Article 24 REE, the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal apply.
This notice supersedes the notice from the Examination Secretariat as published in OJ EPO 2020, A140.