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.

5.3 Commonly designated States

See H‑III, 4.2 for the transitional applicability of Art. 54(4) EPC 1973 to applications which are pending on 13 December 2007 and patents which have already been granted on that date.

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