Applicants may be represented before the EPO as IPEA by the agent appointed on filing the international application and/or having the right to practise before the receiving Office, i.e. usually the agent for the international phase (see point 1.9.002
). They may also appoint an agent to represent them specifically
before the EPO as IPEA. Moreover, the agent appointed for the international phase may appoint a sub-agent to represent the applicant specifically before the EPO as IPEA.