Information on the representation of the applicant(s) during the international phase is to be provided in Box No. IV of the PCT request form. Before filling in the box, applicants should carefully read the instructions provided in the Notes to the PCT request form concerning Box No. IV and the information given below (see points 98-115).
any professional representative or association of representatives entered in the directory of professional representatives maintained by the EPO
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any legal practitioner qualified to practise in patent matters in one of the EPC contracting states and who has his place of business in that state.
The agent must always be mentioned by name in Box No. IV of the PCT request form, unless he belongs to an association of professional representatives registered as such with the EPO (see point 108). The agent may choose his address as he wishes on condition that it is in an EPC contracting state.
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