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European Patent Attorney Determination of an equivalent professional qualification for admission to the Patent Attorney's Office

A person who is in possession of a certificate of training or qualifications 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 acquired by him includes the knowledge necessary for the exercise of the profession of patent attorney in Germany.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the German Patent and Trademark Office.

Which documents are required?

  • Evidence of formal qualifications or qualifications within the meaning of Article 11(c.b(d) or (e) of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, as last amended by Directive 2013/55/EU, in the original or in copy
  • Curriculum vitae in German
  • Proof that more than half of the training period has been carried out in a Member State or a certificate of professional practice
  • Declaration as to whether an application has already been submitted in accordance with § 1 EuPAG paragraph 1 or whether an aptitude test has already been taken;
  • if necessary.  Proof that differences under § 2 EuPAG sec. 3 sentence 1 no. 1 and 2 have been fully compensated for

§ 1 Act on the Activities of European Patent Attorneys in Germany (EuPAG)

§ 2 Act on the Activities of European Patent Attorneys in Germany (EuPAG)

Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications

Directive 2013/55/EU amending Directive 2005/36/EC

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the competent 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
Entrance inspection

Processing Time: 0 - 4 Months
Decision on the application

Author

List ID 842 (whitelist; Status: 13.09.2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on

13.09.2018

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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