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European Patent Attorney Determination of an equivalent professional qualification for admission to the patent attorney profession

A person who is in possession of evidence of education or competence within the meaning of § 1 EuPAG paragraphs 2 and 3 may, for the purpose of admission to the patent attorney's office, apply for a declaration that the professional qualification he has acquired includes the knowledge required for the practice of the profession of patent attorney in Germany.

Who should I contact?

The competence lies with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.

Which documents are required?

  • Original or copy of evidence of formal qualifications or evidence of formal qualifications within the meaning of Article 11(b), (c), (d) or (e) of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, as last amended by Directive 2013/55/EU
  • CV in tabular form in German
  • Proof that more than half of the training period was carried out in a Member State or certificate of professional practice
  • a statement as to whether an application pursuant to § 1 EuPAG paragraph 1 has ever been filed or an aptitude test has been taken;
  • if applicable, proof that differences pursuant to § 2 EuPAG para. 3 sentence 1 nos. 1 and 2 have been fully compensated

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority

Processing duration

Processing Time: 1 Month
Confirmation of Receipt

Processing Time: 0 - 4 Months
Decision on the application

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on



List ID 842 (whitelist; Status: 13.09.2018)

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Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)