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Rule 14Request for recognition of other appropriate qualifications

1. Requests for recognition of other appropriate qualifications shall be filed with the Registrar in one of the official languages of the European Patent Office.

2. In case of requests filed pursuant to Rule 11 or 12(1)(a), [1]

3. In case of requests filed pursuant to Rule 12(1)(b) [2]

(a) name of the parties;

(b) court seized with the action;

(c) date of commencement of the proceedings.

Reasonably available evidence to support the request, such as a copy of the power of attorney, shall be submitted.
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European Patent Attorneys holding a bachelor or master degree in law according to relevant educational standards in a Member State of the European Union or who have passed an equivalent state exam in law of a Member State of the European Union shall be deemed to have appropriate qualifications pursuant to Article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and may apply for registration on the list of entitled representatives.

 
1. During a period of one year from the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, any of the following shall also be deemed as appropriate qualifications for a European Patent Attorney pursuant to Article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court:
(a) the successful completion of one of the following courses or the grant of one of the following certificates:
(i) Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle, courses leading to the Diploma on Patent litigation in Europe or to the Diploma of international studies in industrial property (specialized in patents);
(ii) FernUniversität in Hagen, course “Law for Patent Attorneys” and its predecessor, the course “Kandidatenkurs Fischbachau”;
(iii) Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, course “Zusatzstudium Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz“;
(iv) Nottingham Law School, course “Intellectual Property Litigation and Ad-vocacy”;
(v) Queen Mary University of London, courses “Certificate in Intellectual Property Law” or “MSc Management of Intellectual Property”;
(vi) Intellectual Property Regulation Board, “Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate”;
(vii) Intellectual Property Regulation Board, “Higher Courts Litigation Certificate”;
(viii) Intellectual Property Regulation Board, “Higher Courts Advocacy Certificate”;
(ix) Stichting Beroepsopleiding Octrooigemachtigden, course “Beroepsopleiding Octrooigemachtigden”;
(x) Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, course “Advanced Course in Intellectual Property”;
(xi) University of Milano, course “Corso di Perfezionamento in Brevettistica”;
(xii) Politecnico di Milano, “Certificato di superamento dell’esame conclusivo del Corso di Proprietà Industriale – Brevetti”;
(xiii) University of Warsaw, course “Podyplomowe Studium Prawa Własności Przemysłowej”;
the request for recognition of other appropriate qualifications shall contain a copy of the respective diploma, certificate or other respective proof.
or

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1. During a period of one year from the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, any of the following shall also be deemed as appropriate qualifications for a Euro-pean Patent Attorney pursuant to Article 48(2) of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court:, the request shall include all details necessary to identify the infringement actions the European Patent Attorney in-tends to rely on such as:
(b) having represented a party on his own without the assistance of a lawyer admitted to the relevant court or having acted as a judge in at least three patent infringement actions, initiated before a national court of a Contracting Member State within the five years preceding the application for registration.