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2.2. Registration of licences

As to the recording in the Register of European Patents of an exclusive licence under a patent already granted, the Legal Board of Appeal ruled in its decisions J 17/91 (OJ 1994, 225) and J 19/91 that registration was no longer possible once the patent had been granted because the EPO had renounced jurisdiction in favour of the national offices of the contracting states designated in the request for grant.