Subject to paragraph 2, no person shall be compelled to be represented by a professional representative in proceedings established by this Convention.
Natural or legal persons not having their residence or principal place of business in a Contracting State shall be represented by a professional representative and act through him in all proceedings established by this Convention, other than in filing a European patent application; the Implementing Regulations may permit other exceptions.
Natural or legal persons having their residence or principal place of business in a Contracting State may be represented in proceedings established by this Convention by an employee, who need not be a professional representative but who shall be authorised in accordance with the Implementing Regulations. The Implementing Regulations may provide whether and under what conditions an employee of a legal person may also represent other legal persons which have their principal place of business in a Contracting State and which have economic connections with the first legal person.
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XA.134a EPC Article 134a Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
XGL D IV 1.2.1 Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the opposition being deemed not to have been filed
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - A General Overview
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - B The EPO as a PCT receiving Office
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
XGA E III 1 Requirements specific to applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in an EPC contracting state - "non-resident applicants"
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO SE 2/2014, p2 - Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p109 - XIII. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEGAL DIVISION XIII.1 Responsibilities of the Legal Division
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p72 - VII. ORAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE BOARDS OF APPEAL VII.1 Notice of the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2007 concerning oral proceedings before the boards of appeal of [..]
XOJ EPO 2014, A99 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 September 2014 concerning the use of an address for correspondence in proceedings before the EPO by persons acting without a professional representative or agent
XOJ EPO 2014, A35 - Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2015 Pre-examination and main examination
Case Law Book: III Amendments
XCLR III R 1.2 Duty of persons without residence nor place of business within a contracting state to be represented by a professional representative
Case Law Book: IV Divisional Applications
Case Law Book: V Priority
Case Law of the Enlarged Board
XG 2/94 MÃ¼ndliche AusfÃ¼hrungen einer Begleitperson in ex parte- Verfahren / MÃ¼ndliche AusfÃ¼hrungen eines ehemaligen [..]
XG 3/99 Admissibility - Fee for opposition - persons acting in common in filing notice of opposition - common opposition - [..]
General Case Law
XJ 4/10 Recording of co-applicants by the International Bureau and EPO / Proof of entitlement to be registered as co-applicant [..]
XT 1744/09 Admissibility of the opposition (yes) / Admissibility of the appeal (yes) / Inventive step (no) / Reimbursement of [..]
XT 592/11 Beachtung der gebotenen Sorgfalt im Sinne von Artikel 122 (1) EPÃ bei fehlerhafter ÃberprÃ¼fung der Berechnung der [..]