2007 Rule 103

103. Address for service

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(1) For the purposes of any proceeding under the Act or these Rules, an address for service must be furnished by-

  • (a) an applicant for the grant of a patent;
  • (b) a person who makes any other application, reference or request or gives any notice of opposition under the Act; and
  • (c) any person opposing such an application, reference, request or notice.

(2) The proprietor of a patent, or any person who has registered any right in or under a patent or application, may furnish an address for service by notifying the comptroller.

(3) Where a person has furnished an address for service under paragraph (1) or (2), he may substitute a new address for service by notifying the comptroller.

(4) An address for service furnished under this Rule shall be an address in the United Kingdom, another EEA state or the Channel Islands.

Paragraph (4) inserted by the Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Address for Service) Rules 2009, SI 2009 No. 546, as from 6 April 2009.
It is unclear whether an address for service can be in the Isle of Man, which is not an EEA state or part of the UK, but references to the UK are deemed to include the Isle of Man according to section 132(2) (see CIPA April 2010 p231).

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