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5. Oral submissions by an accompanying person

According to the decision G 4/95 (OJ 1996, 412) oral submissions by an accompanying person in opposition or opposition appeal proceedings cannot be made as a matter of right, but only with the permission and at the discretion of the board. When exercising its discretion decision G 4/95 specified the main criteria to be considered (see below).