We are delighted to announce that Marta Guarisco has passed the “pre-examination” for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE).

Candidates are only eligible for the “pre-examination” once they have served at least two years in training. The “pre-examination” acts as an initial screening, and must be passed before the main set of qualifying examinations can be taken, in order to qualify as a European Patent Attorney.

So, the bad news is that this result is in effect the ticket to gain entry to yet more punishing examinations!

However, this examination success builds on Marta’s earlier achievement to gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of Bournemouth and means she is well on her way towards qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney.

Many congratulations Marta from all of us at Scintilla!