Article 15 9

The departments charged with the procedure

Art. 16-22, 143
R. 8, 9, 10, 12



For implementing the procedures laid down in this Convention, there shall be set up within the European Patent Office:


(a) a Receiving Section;


(b) Search Divisions;


(c) Examining Divisions;


(d) Opposition Divisions;


(e) a Legal Division;


(f) Boards of Appeal;


(g) an Enlarged Board of Appeal.



9  See opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/02 (Annex I).

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