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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 83
Request for documents

Documents referred to by a party to opposition proceedings shall be filed together with the notice of opposition or the written submissions. If such documents are neither enclosed nor filed in due time upon invitation by the European Patent Office, it may decide not to take into account any arguments based on them. 
References

Art. 101, 105
R. 1, 2, 3, 89

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 83R. 59