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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 3

Territorial effect

Art. 79, 149

The grant of a European patent may be requested for one or more of the Contracting States.

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Art. 3 Art. 3