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.