Decisions of the Administrative Council
Decision of the Administrative Council of 7 June 2002 amending the Regulation on the establishment of an Institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,
Having regard to the European Patent Convention, and in particular Article 134(8)(b)
Having regard to the Regulation on the establishment of an institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office of 21 October 1977, as amended by decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 5 March 1997 (OJ EPO 1997, 130 ff), and in particular Article 14 thereof,
On a proposal from the Council of the Institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 7(5) shall be deleted.
Previous Article 15 shall become Article 15(1) and a new paragraph 2 shall be added.
New Article 15 shall read as follows:
"(1) In each constituency created after the beginning of a term of office of the Council, representatives shall be appointed to the Council by the President of the European Patent Office acting on a proposal by the professional associations considered to be representative by the head of the central industrial property office of the Contracting State concerned. Their term of office shall expire at the same time as that of the Council to which they have been appointed.
(2) If a new constituency is created after 1 August in the year preceding that in which the Council is elected, the term of office of representatives appointed to the Council by the President of the EPO shall extend to the end of the following term of office of the Council."
This decision shall enter into force on 7 June 2002.
Done at Stockholm, 7 June 2002
For the Administrative Council