Information related to the list of Professional Representatives
Update of Contact Data
Please send any change of contact details to the European Patent Office so that the list of professional representatives can be kept up to date. The list of professional representatives, kept by the EPO, is also the list used by epi. Therefore, to make sure that epi mailings as well as e-mail correspondence reach you at the correct address, please inform the Legal Division of the EPO (Dir. 5.2.3) of any change in your contact details.
Kindly note the following contact data of the Legal Division of the EPO (Dir. 5.2.3):
European Patent Office
Legal and Unitary Patent Division
The relevant form(s) to be submitted in the case of changes can be downloaded from the EPO website:
Further information and forms relating to the list of professional representatives can be found on the EPO website (https://www.epo.org/applying/online-services/representatives.html).
I used to be an epi member and I would like to become an epi member again
In order to become an epi member again, you will need to be re-entered on the list of Professional Representatives before the EPO. For this purpose, you should file a request with the Legal Division of the EPO (Directorate 5.2.3). The applicable form (Form 52303 04.15 “Request for re-entry on the list of professional representatives before the EPO”) can be downloaded from the EPO website: https://www.epo.org/applying/online-services/representatives/re-entry.html. This form should be submitted by mail or in person to the address indicated on the form. Fax and e-mail are not accepted.
The relevant legal provision is Rule 154(3) EPC, according to which any person entered on the list of professional representatives under Art 134(2) or (3) EPC, whose entry has been deleted shall, upon request, be re-entered on that list if the conditions for deletion no longer exist.
The Legal Division of the EPO will review whether the conditions for re-entry are fulfilled. You are asked to confirm on the form under part I that you are a national of an EPC Contracting State and that you have your place of business or employment in an EPC Contracting State.
Any outstanding epi annual subscription fees from the period before deletion must first be paid to epi. The bank details of epi can be found here: https://patentepi.org/en/the-institute/annual-subscription.html. Please enclose proof of payment with the request for re-entry on the list. The corresponding information can be filled out in part III of the form.
Your details will be included in our database upon having received the corresponding information from the Legal Division of the EPO.