This Code is the Code of Conduct referred to in R. 290 (2) RoP  . It shall apply to Representatives under Art. 48 (1)  or (2)  of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (“Agreement”) with respect to all activities related to proceedings before the Unified Patent Court (“Court”), considering that said Representatives may at the same time be subject to other professional and commercial codes and laws, including disciplinary measures. For the avoidance of doubt, in case of any conflict between this CoC and the RoP, the latter shall prevail.
Note: The reference to national professional laws is intended to remind practitioners that they may, in addition to this CoC, be subject to national, regional (e.g. epi or CCBE) or other codes of conduct which may include disciplinary mea
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2. Representatives who appear before the Court shall strictly comply with any code of conduct adopted for such representatives by the Administrative Committee.
(1) Parties shall be represented by lawyers authorised to practise before a court of a Contracting Member State.
(2) Parties may alternatively be represented by European Patent Attorneys who are entitled to act as professional representatives before the European Patent Office pursuant to Article 134 of the EPC and who have appropriate qualifications such as a European Patent Litigation Certificate.