This revised version of the Guidelines for Examination will apply as from 1 November 2015. Until then, the September 2014 edition of the Guidelines remains valid.

2.1 Request for refund of further search fee(s)

At the examination stage the applicant may contest the allegation of non-unity and request a refund of one or more of the further fee(s) paid. If the Examining Division finds this to be justified, the fee(s) in question will be refunded (see, however, B‑XI, 1.2).

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