639. European patent attorneys.

639.     European patent attorneys.

The term 'European patent attorney' or 'European patent agent' may be used in the following cases without any contravention of the statutory provisions1 relating to persons entitled to describe themselves as patent agents2:


    (1)     an individual who is on the European list3 may carry on business under a name or other description which contains the words 'European patent attorney' or 'European patent agent' or otherwise describe himself, or permit himself to be described, as a 'European patent attorney' or 'European patent agent'4;


    (2)     a partnership of which not less than the prescribed number