Foreign companies and the authorized representative
The Act applies to the identical extent to both, Slovak companies and foreign subjects. The institute of so called authorized representative pertains to the foreign companies. If the producer does not have the address or business domicile in the territory of the Slovak Republic, an authorized representative will be appointed to cover the duties – a legal or physical person – entrepreneur with an address or business domicile in the territory of the Slovak Republic, and the obligations of the producer will be performed by such authorized representative. An organizational unit or operational branch of such person without a legal subjectivity can not act as an authorized representative of a foreign company that has not an address or business domicile in the territory of the Slovak Republic.
An authorized representative is responsible for performance of all obligations of a producer, and it acts under its own name. The authorization is granted for a minimum period of one year. The authorized representative shall be declared by the application for registration to the Register of producers.