10.021. When and how may an agent be appointed for the purposes of the procedure concerning the international preliminary examination? If an agent has already been appointed for the filing of the international application, that agent may also represent the applicant for the purposes of the international preliminary examination procedure and may sign the demand on behalf of the applicant. Alternatively, a different agent or an additional agent may be designated in the demand for international preliminary examination or in a separate power of attorney. The detailed requirements for the various indications required in connection with each agent (full names and addresses, telephone, facsimile, e-mail address(es) and/or teleprinter numbers) are the same as those required under Rule 4 in connection with the request (see paragraph 5.043). Where the agent is registered with the International Preliminary Examining Authority, the number or other indication under which the agent is so registered may also be indicated in Box No. III. Further information about the manner of appointing agents, including sub-agents, appears in paragraphs 11.001 to 11.014.
10.021A. How can an agent (or common representative) receive notifications via e-mail? If the check-box in Box No. III is marked indicating that either the sending of advance copies of notifications by e-mail or the sending of notifications exclusively by e-mail is authorized, the International Bureau and the International Preliminary Examining Authority may, if they wish to do so, send such notifications to the agent or common representative at the indicated e-mail address, thus avoiding processing or postal delays (see paragraph 10.018)
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