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The European Patent Convention


Rule 9
Administrative structure of the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office shall be divided administratively into Directorates-General, to which the departments specified in Article 15, and the services set up to deal with legal matters and the internal administration of the Office, shall be assigned.
Each Directorate-General shall be directed by a Vice-President. The assignment of a Vice-President to a Directorate-General shall be decided by the Administrative Council, after the President of the European Patent Office has been consulted. 

Art. 10, 15

Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 9R. 12