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.

1. Search opinion is part of the EESR

The extended European search report (EESR) is made up of two components:

(i)
the European search report or the supplementary European search report (see Chapter B‑X)
(ii)
the search opinion 

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