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.

3.2 Excision of other inventions; filing divisional applications

For inventions which the applicant has deleted in accordance with C‑III, 3.1.1 or 3.1.2, the applicant may file divisional applications.

The filing of a divisional application is only possible if the application being divided is still pending (see A‑IV, 1.1.1).

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