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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 17

Search Divisions

Art. 6, 15, 92
R. 9

The Search Divisions shall be in the branch at The Hague. They shall be responsible for drawing up European search reports.]

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R. REV17 R. REV17