Obligation to practise as a patent attorney exemption

In the interest of the administration of justice or in order to avoid hardship, the competent authority may exempt a patent attorney from the obligation to practise a patent attorney pursuant to Section 26 (3) of the Patent Attorney Code (PAO).

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  • § 26 paragraph 3 Patent Attorney Regulations (PAO)
  • § 27 paragraph 2 Patent Attorney Regulations (PAO)

No documents are required.


  • An exemption is granted in accordance with § 27 paragraph 2 patent attorney regulations (PAO) if a law firm
    • is established exclusively in other countries, and
    • overriding interests do not preclude the administration of justice.
  • § 27 paragraph 2 Patent Attorney Regulations (PAO)

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  • § 26 Abs. 3 Patentanwaltsordnung (PAO)
  • § 27 Abs. 2 Patentanwaltsordnung (PAO)

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