4.5
Opposition proceedings where the claims as granted are different for different contracting states
Where a patent has been granted with different sets of claims for the reasons set out in H‑III, 4.2, to H‑III, 4.4, the proprietor might wish to bring the claims into line either by applying a limitation already introduced for one or more contracting states to the other contracting states or by filing a new single set of claims for all contracting states.

In such a case, the amendments to each different set of claims as granted must separately fulfil the requirements of Rule 80 and Art. 123(3) (and Rule 138, if applicable).

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