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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 
A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 16 10

Receiving Section


The Receiving Section shall be responsible for the examination on filing and the examination as to formal requirements of European patent applications.



10 Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000, provisionally applicable as of 29.11.2000 (OJ EPO 2001, Special edition No. 4).

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Art. 16(elmts) R. 10