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Change of representative is no reasoning for late-filed amendments

A change of representative cannot regularly be recognized as a reasoning for amendments to the party's appeal case being filed after notification of the summons to oral proceedings. To accept such an reasoning would leave the door open for a change of representative to be purposively made in order to enable the admittance of new requests after the complete case had been made (EPO Board of Appeal 18/01/2022, T 2125/18).