Article 134a

1. The Administrative Council shall be competent to adopt and amend provisions governing:
a) the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, hereinafter referred to as the Institute;
b) the qualifications and training required of a person for admission to the European qualifying examination and the conduct of such examination;
c) the disciplinary power exercised by the Institute or the European Patent Office in respect of professional representatives;
d) the obligation of confidentiality on the professional representative and the privilege from disclosure in proceedings before the European Patent Office in respect of communications between a professional representative and his client or any other person.


2. Any person entered on the list of professional representatives referred to in Article 134, paragraph 1, shall be a member of the Institute.