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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

Address for correspondence
If no agent has been appointed, any correspondence is sent to the applicant. In that case applicant firms with operations at different locationsapplicants may indicate an address for correspondence in an EPC contracting state. Since taking care of the post of another person requires competence to represent that person, the address of a third partywhich may not be indicated, but only an address of the applicant himself.located anywhere in the world. This revised EPO practice on the use of an address for correspondence is scheduled for revision in 2014. A Notice from the EPO will follow (see also point 463).entered into force on 1 November 2014.