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The European Patent Convention


Article 164[ 186 ]
Implementing Regulations and Protocols

The Implementing Regulations, the Protocol on Recognition, the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities, the Protocol on Centralisation, the Protocol on the Interpretation of Article 69 and the Protocol on Staff Complement shall be integral parts of this Convention.
In case of conflict between the provisions of this Convention and those of the Implementing Regulations, the provisions of this Convention shall prevail. 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 2/95, G 6/95, G 1/02 (Annex I).