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.

5.2 Analysing the parties' arguments

All significant arguments advanced by a losing party to the proceedings should be carefully examined and comprehensively refuted in the decision. The decision must substantiate the Division's view that none of the submitted arguments overcome the objections it has raised.

However, facts not in dispute need be mentioned only briefly. Arguments by the parties which are clearly irrelevant to the issues involved do not need to be discussed.

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