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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 8
Patent classification

The European Patent Office shall use the classification referred to in Article 1 of the Strasbourg Agreement concerning the International Patent Classification of 24 March 1971, hereinafter referred to as the international classification. 
References

Art. 15
R. 11, 61

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 8R. 8