11.004. Can an agent appoint a sub-agent? Any agent who has been appointed to represent the applicant for the international phase in general may appoint a sub-agent to represent the applicant, unless there is an indication otherwise in the document by which the original agent was appointed. Sub-agents may be appointed to represent the applicant either generally or before a specific International Searching Authority, Authority specified for supplementary search or International Preliminary Examining Authority. A sub-agents appointment is subject to the same qualifications as to the right to practice as are set out in paragraph 11.002.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017