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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 4 2

European Patent Organisation

Art. 10-36



(1) A European Patent Organisation, hereinafter referred to as the Organisation, is established by this Convention. It shall have administrative and financial autonomy.


(2) The organs of the Organisation shall be:


(a) a European Patent Office;


(b) an Administrative Council.


(3) The task of the Organisation shall be to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European Patent Office supervised by the Administrative Council.



2 See decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 5/88, G 7/88, G 8/88 (Annex I).

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