The European qualifying examination (EQE) tests candidates’ knowledge and ability to represent applicants before the EPO

According to epo.org, the official website of the European Patent Office (EPO), EQE is widely regarded as one of the most demanding professional examinations having been passed by more than 10 000 candidates already. Established in 1979, the EQE is… Read moreThe European qualifying examination (EQE) tests candidates’ knowledge and ability to represent applicants before the EPO

European Patent Organisation organised the first edition of EPAC exam

The European Patent Office is organizing a new examination intended for paralegals, patent administrators and formalities officers, as from December 2022. The examination results in the European patent administration certification (EPAC), a professional certification for patent administrators, according to Art…. Read moreEuropean Patent Organisation organised the first edition of EPAC exam

New Rule 56a of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention: the saving rule for the date of filing

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) has decided on 14 December 2021 to insert, in the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (EPC), a new Rule 56a about correcting of erroneously documents or erroneously parts of… Read moreNew Rule 56a of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention: the saving rule for the date of filing

Legal Representation in Civil Proceedings, as Human Rights Protection Measure, in Different Jurisdictions

1. INTRODUCTION Legal aid is one of the fundamental guarantees associated with the right to a fair trial embodied in international human rights treaties. In a general sense, legal representation describes that a party is accompanied during court proceedings, guided… Read moreLegal Representation in Civil Proceedings, as Human Rights Protection Measure, in Different Jurisdictions