The President of the European Patent Office,
Having regard to Articles 10(2)(i) and 134(7) EPC,
Having regard to the growing number of requests for exemption from requirements 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 exemption 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