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Abbreviations 

Art.

Article

BlfPMZ

Blatt für Patent-, Muster- und Zeichenwesen (German periodical)

Budapest Treaty

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms

CAFC

US Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

cf.

compare

Corr.

Corrigendum

DBA

Disciplinary Board of Appeal

DG

Directorate General of the European Patent Office

DPMA

German Patent Office

EC

European Community

ed.

edition

eg

for example

EPC

European Patent Convention

epi

European Patent Institute (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)

EPO

European Patent Office

EQE

European Qualifying Examination

et seq.

and the following

GRUR

Zeitschrift für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (German periodical)

Guidelines

Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office

ie

that is

IPEA

International Preliminary Examining Authority

IPER

International Preliminary Examination Report

IPREE

Implementing provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives

IRB

International Patent Institute

IRPI

French Institute for Research into Intellectual Property

ISA

International Searching Authority

ISPE Guidelines

International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines

no.

number

OJ

Official Journal of the European Patent Office

OJ SE

Special Edition of the Official Journal of the European Patent Office

Paris Convention

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

PCT

Patent Cooperation Treaty

R.

Rule

RDR

Regulation on Discipline for Professional Representatives

REE

Regulation on the European Qualifying Examination for Professional Representatives

rev.

revised

RPBA

Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

RPEBA

RFees

Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Rules relating to Fees

SISA

Supplementary International Searching Authority

TRIPS

Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

UPOV

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

USPTO

United States Patent and Trademark Office

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization