this national or regional office acting as receiving Office,
the competent ISA,
the competent SISA and
the competent IPEA.
An agent so appointed before the receiving Office is referred to as "the agent for the international phase". Applicants are strongly advised to appoint an agent already at the time of filing an international application with the receiving Office (see Annex VIII).
If no common agent or common representative has been appointed, the applicant first named in the request who is entitled to file an international application with the EPO as receiving Office is considered to be the common representative (see points 99 ff). The "deemed common representative" is not entitled to sign notices of withdrawal on behalf of co-applicants. If a deemed common representative has appointed an agent, the latter will be considered to be the agent of record and may validly perform any act which could be performed by the deemed common representative. If an agent has been appointed by a co-applicant of the deemed common representative, the agent will be entitled to act only on behalf of that co-applicant.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.
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. - C The EPO as ISA and SISA
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA
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"