11.023. What should be done in the case of the death of the applicant during the international phase? The answer to this question depends on the national law applicable in such a case. The successor to the rights of the applicant (whether his heir, a legal representative, the estate represented by a legal representative, etc.) should be indicated as the new applicant, and a request for such a change to be recorded accordingly should be made under Rule 92bis.1 (see the procedure outlined in paragraphs 11.018 to 11.022). The reason for the requested change must be indicated. Documentary evidence proving the right to the application is not required during the international phase (although it may be required by any designated Office for the purposes of the national phase of processing).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017