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8. Verification of official the IPC classification

As a general rule, applications will not be systematically scrutinised after leaving the search division in order to verify the correctness of the officialIPC classification assigned by the examiner. The Office may, however, institute such sampling check procedures as are deemed necessary to ensure correctness and uniformity in the application of the IPC. It is, of course, for the directorline managers to arrange for such checks as hethey considersconsider necessary, having regard to the experience of histheir examiners, before the applications leave their units his directorate.

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