(c)[ 157 ]
has passed the European qualifying examination
may be entered on the list of professional representatives.
is entitled to represent natural or legal persons in patent matters before the central industrial property office of that State. Where such entitlement is not conditional upon the requirement of special professional qualifications, the person shall have regularly so acted in that State for at least five years.
For the purpose of acting as a professional representative, any person whose name appears on the list of professional representatives shall be entitled to establish a place of business in any Contracting State in which proceedings established by this Convention may be conducted, having regard to the Protocol on Centralisation annexed to this Convention. The authorities of such State may remove that entitlement in individual cases only in application of legal provisions adopted for the purpose of protecting public security and law and order. Before such action is taken, the President of the European Patent Office shall be consulted.
(7)[ 158 ]
The President of the European Patent Office may grant exemption from:
the requirement of paragraph 3(c), second sentence, if the applicant furnishes proof that he has acquired the requisite qualification in another way.
Representation in proceedings established by this Convention may also be undertaken, in the same way as by a professional representative, by any legal practitioner qualified in a Contracting State and having his place of business in that State, to the extent that he is entitled in that State to act as a professional representative in patent matters. Paragraph 6 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000.
See decision of the President of the EPO, OJ EPO 2013, 600; and the notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2015, A55.
See decision of the Administrative Council of 10.12.2008 CA/D 26/08 amending the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives before the European Patent Office, entered into force on 01.01.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 9; see also Supplement to OJ EPO 12/2011).
See the decision of the President of the EPO delegating his powers to decide on these requests (OJ EPO 2012, 13).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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