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.

8. Rules of Procedure for the departments of second instance

Details of the procedure before the Boards of Appeal can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (see OJ EPO 2003, 89). The Enlarged Board of Appeal has also adopted Rules of Procedure (see OJ EPO 2007, 303).

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