If you are acting without a professional representative, have several addresses and wish notifications in proceedings before the EPO to be sent to one address while a different address is to be used for publications, the European Patent Register and the patent certificate, you can indicate an address for correspondence in the request for grant (see point 48
), section 9, "Address for correspondence". The address for correspondence must be your own address and must be located in an EPC contracting state. Post cannot be sent to a different (natural or legal) person, since that requires a valid form of representation under Articles 133
. If you are acting through an employee (Art. 133(3)
), the address for correspondence still has to be one of your own addresses. To facilitate postal delivery or internal distribution of mail, the address may include a sub-division within a firm, provided it is not a separate legal person.