JPO Signature Rules Continue to Loosen – Copies of Power of Attorney Forms Will be Accepted
September 5, 2022
On September 1, 2022, the JPO announced that a copy of a Power of Attorney form will be an acceptable filing at the JPO. Previously, only original signed Power of Attorney forms were accepted. The change is currently scheduled to become effective on date of promulgation of the associated Ministerial Ordinance (late September 2022).
The amendment is part of the “Ministerial Ordinance Concerning the Establishment, etc. of Relevant Ministerial Ordinances in connection with the Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (under procedure).”