(1) The European search report shall be accompanied by an opinion on whether the application and the invention to which it relates seem to meet the requirements of this Convention, unless a communication under Rule 51, paragraph 2 or paragraph 4, can be issued.
(2) The opinion under paragraph 1 shall not be published together with the search report.
71 Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 09.12.2004 which entered into force on 01.07.2005 (OJ EPO 2005, 5 ff).
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