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. Enforcement of the fixing of costs

Any final decision of the EPO fixing the amount of costs must be dealt with, for the purpose of enforcement in the contracting statesContracting States, in the same way as a final decision given by a civil court of the State in the territory of which enforcement is to be carried out. Verification of any such decision must be limited to its authenticity.

"Decision" as referred to above also covers the final fixing of costs by the Opposition Division.


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