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Rule 152


- OJ 10/2012, 541

- Decision

- OJ 5/2012, 352

- Suppl OJ 1/2012, 77



A VIII 1.1

A VIII 1.2

A VIII 1.5







(1) The President of the European Patent Office shall determine the cases in which a signed authorisation shall be filed by representatives acting before the European Patent Office.

- J 8/10

- Spe.ed. No.3 OJ 2007, L.1.

D IV 1.3






(2) Where a representative fails to file such an authorisation, the European Patent Office shall invite him to do so within a period to be specified. The authorisation may cover one or more European patent applications or European patents and shall be filed in the corresponding number of copies.

- J 8/10 

A VIII 1.6

A VIII 1.7

D IV 1.3






(3) Where the requirements of Article 133, paragraph 2, have not been satisfied, the same period shall be specified for the appointment of a representative and the filing of the authorisation.


D IV 1.3






(4) A general authorisation may be filed enabling a representative to act in respect of all the patent transactions of a party. A single copy shall suffice.


A VIII 1.6






(5) The President of the European Patent Office may determine the form and content of:








a) an authorisation relating to the representation of persons under Article 133, paragraph 2,








b) a general authorisation.








(6) If a required authorisation is not filed in due time, any procedural steps taken by the representative, other than the filing of a European patent application, shall be deemed not to have been taken, without prejudice to any other legal consequences provided for by this Convention.

- J 8/10 

A VIII 1.7






(7) Paragraphs 2 and 4 shall apply to the withdrawal of an authorisation.








(8) A representative shall be deemed to be authorised until the termination of his authorisation has been communicated to the European Patent Office.


A VIII 1.6






(9) Unless it expressly provides otherwise, an authorisation shall not terminate vis-à-vis the European Patent Office upon the death of the person who gave it..


A VIII 1.6






(10) If a party appoints several representatives, they may act either jointly or singly, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in the communication of their appointment or in the authorisation.

- Notice

- J 8/10 







(11) The authorisation of an association of representatives shall be deemed to be an authorisation of any representative who can provide evidence that he practises within that association.  

- OJ 11/2013, 535

- OJ 11/2013, 500

- J 16/96

- J 8/10 




















Related provisions

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Art. 90

Art. 133

Art. 134





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