PCT AG-IP 11.007 How is an agent or common representative appointed?

Rule 90.4(a)

11.007.   How is an agent or common representative appointed?  The appointment of an agent or common representative may be effected in the request and or the demand (see paragraphs 5.041 to 5.049, and 10.019 to 10.023) in a separate power of attorney (see paragraph 11.008) or in a general power of attorney (see paragraph 11.009).  Where there are two or more applicants, a common agent or common representative, representing all of them, may be appointed by a combination of those methods, provided that each applicant signs either the request, the demand or a power of attorney.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip11.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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