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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 102

Amendment of the list of professional representatives


(1)145 The entry of a professional representative shall be deleted from the list of professional representatives if he so requests or if, despite repeated reminders, he fails to pay the annual subscription to the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office before the end of the year for which the subscription is due.


(2)146 After the expiry of the transitional period provided for in Article 163, paragraph 1, and without prejudice to any disciplinary measures taken under Article 134, paragraph 8(c), the entry of any professional representative may be deleted automatically in the following cases only:


(a) in the event of the death or legal incapacity of the professional representative;


(b) in the event of the professional representative no longer being a national of one of the Contracting States, unless he was entered on the list during the transitional period or was granted exemption by the President of the European Patent Office in accordance with Article 134, paragraph 6;


(c) in the event of the professional representative no longer having his place of business or employment within the territory of one of the Contracting States.


(3) A person whose entry has been deleted shall, upon request, be re-entered in the list of professional representatives if the conditions for deletion no longer exist.



145 Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 09.12.1993 which entered into force on 09.12.1993 (OJ EPO 1994, 18 ff).

146 Amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 20.10.1977 which entered into force on 01.02.1978 (OJ EPO 1978, 12 ff).

Cross-reference list
R. 102 R. 154