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Guidelines for Examination


4. Oral proceedings

The general considerations relating to oral proceedings are set out in E‑II.

If a request for oral proceedings, even conditional, was filed before the Examining Division became responsible for the application (see C‑II, 1), the Division must honour the request, even if it was not repeated in examination.

On dealing with new requests filed in reply to a summons to oral proceedings, see C‑IV, 8.