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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 5[ 5 ]
Legal status

(1)
The Organisation shall have legal personality. 
(2)
In each of the Contracting States, the Organisation shall enjoy the most extensive legal capacity accorded to legal persons under the national law of that State; it may in particular acquire or dispose of movable and immovable property and may be a party to legal proceedings. 
(3)
The President of the European Patent Office shall represent the Organisation. 
 
See decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 5/88, G 7/88, G 8/88 (Annex I).