Validating a power of attorney
You can get someone else to use the online service or fill in the paper forms for you, for example a family member, friend or solicitor.PWS, as a licensed customs broker is required to have a valid Customs Power of Attorney on file prior to transacting any Customs business on the behalf of the Importer of Record (19CFR 141.46).
8 September 2009 Validating the Power of Attorney [US] Due to an increase in identity theft and Immigration and Customs Enforcement focusing on such abuse of identity theft, the Broker Compliance Branch (BCB) communicated to the brokerage community on May 9, 2005, via the CBP website suggested steps a broker may follow when validating a power of attorney (POA).
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The documents on this page are part samples of registered lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and are for reference only.
Once a European patent has been granted by the EPO it is necessary to file applications, referred to as "validations", in the required designated countries so that the European patent becomes a bundle of national patents.
It is necessary to do this within three months of the date of grant of the European patent.
An LPA is a legal instrument allowing someone (the ‘attorney’) to make decisions for another person (the ‘donor’) because that person lacks mental capacity or for another reason.