Having regard to Articles 10(2)(i) and 134(7) EPC,
Having regard to the growing number of requests for exemption from require- ments for entry on the list of professional representatives, and to the need to simplify the decision-making process involved,
Has decided as follows:
The powers of the President of the European Patent Office to grant exemp- tion under Article 134(7) EPC shall be delegated to the Vice-President in charge of Directorate-General 5.
This decision shall apply to all exemption requests, including any still pending, as from the date of its entry into force.
This decision shall enter into force on 1 December 2011.
Done at Munich, 1 December 2011
Benot BATTISTELLI President
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