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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 49

Form of the publication of European patent applications and European search reports

Art. 85, 93
R. 38, 47, 53, 62, 96



(1)75 The President of the European Patent Office shall prescribe the form of the publication of the European patent application and the data which are to be included. The same shall apply where the European search report and the abstract are published separately. The President of the European Patent Office may lay down special conditions for the publication of the abstract.


(2) The designated Contracting States shall be specified in the published European patent application.


(3) If, before the termination of the technical preparations for publication of the European patent application, the claims have been amended pursuant to Rule 86, paragraph 2, the new or amended claims shall be included in the publication in addition to the original claims.



75 See decision of the President of the EPO dated 09.06.2000 concerning the publication of European patent applications (OJ EPO 2000, 367).

Cross-reference list
R. 49 R. 68