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Guidelines for Examination

Activity of the Opposition Division 

The formalities officer submits the files to the competent directorate on expiry of the periods specified in D-IV, 5.2 and 5.5 and in the remaining cases (see D-IV, 1.4.2) immediately.

The director responsible will then designate the three technical members of the competent Opposition Division. The Opposition Division will decide whether one of its members – and if so, which – is to be entrusted with the examination of the opposition up to the taking of a decision (see D-II, 5). The technical members of the Division should not be designated if the opposition is rejected as inadmissible by the formalities officer and no further admissible opposition has been filed (see D-IV, 1.4.2).


Art. 19(2)