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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 15[ 13 ]
Departments entrusted with the procedure

To carry out the procedures laid down in this Convention, the following shall be set up within the European Patent Office: 
(a)
a Receiving Section; 
(b)
Search Divisions; 
(c)
Examining Divisions; 
(d)
Opposition Divisions; 
(e)
a Legal Division; 
(f)
Boards of Appeal; 
(g)
an Enlarged Board of Appeal. 
 
See opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/02 (Annex I).
References

Art. 16-22, 143
R. 8-13