Rule 292

Patent attorneys’ right of audience

Rules of Procedure

Part 5 – General provisions

Chapter 3 – Rights and obligations of representatives

Rule 292 – Patent attorneys’ right of audience
  1. For the purposes of Article 48(4) of the Agreement, the term “patent attorneys” assisting a representative referred to in Article 48(1) and/or (2) of the Agreement shall mean persons meeting the requirements of Rule 287.6(b) or .7 and practising in a Contracting Member State.
  2. Such patent attorneys shall be allowed to speak at hearings of the Court at the discretion of the Court and subject to the representative’s responsibility to coordinate the presentation of a party’s case.
  3. Rules 285 and 287 to 291 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

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