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5.1. Apportionment of costs

If a party, for example, withdraws a request for oral proceedings, asks for their postponement, or fails to attend them, a different apportionment of costs may be ordered in accordance with Art. 104 EPC and Art. 16 RPBA (Art. 11a RPBA 2003), see Chapter IV.C.7.2.