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The European Patent Convention


Article 37[ 32 ]
Budgetary funding

The budget of the Organisation shall be financed: 
by the Organisation's own resources; 
by payments made by the Contracting States in respect of renewal fees for European patents levied in these States; 
where necessary, by special financial contributions made by the Contracting States; 
where appropriate, by the revenue provided for in Article 146;
where appropriate, and for tangible assets only, by third-party borrowings secured on land or buildings; 
where appropriate, by third-party funding for specific projects. 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 

Art. 47, 50