Rule 87 127

Different claims, description and drawings for different States

Art. 96, 98, 101, 103, 123
R. 57a

If the European Patent Office notes that, in respect of one or some of the designated Contracting States, the content of an earlier European patent application forms part of the state of the art pursuant to Article 54, paragraphs 3 and 4, or if it is informed of the existence of a prior right under Article 139, paragraph 2, the European patent application or European patent may contain for such State or States claims and, if the European Patent Office considers it necessary, a description and drawings which are different from those for the other designated Contracting States.

127 Amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 13.12.1994 which entered into force on 01.06.1995 (OJ EPO 1995, 9 ff). See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/99 (Annex I).

Cross-reference list
R. 87 R. 138

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