World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 425
Notifications Concerning Representation

Where a power of attorney or a document containing the revocation or renunciation of an appointment is submitted to the International Bureau, the International Bureau shall immediately notify the receiving Office, the International Searching Authority, the Authority specified for supplementary search and the International Preliminary Examining Authority by sending them a copy of the power of attorney or document and shall record a change in the indications concerning the agent or common representative under Rule 92bis. In the case of a renunciation of an appointment, the International Bureau shall also notify the applicant. Where the International Bureau receives a notification concerning representation under Section 328, it shall immediately notify the Authority specified for supplementary search and the International Preliminary Examining Authority accordingly.

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