Article 27 – Chairmanship - The European Patent Convention, Convention on the Grant of European Patents – (European Patent Convention), Part I – General and institutional provisions, Chapter IV – The Administrative Council

Article 27
Chairmanship

(1)
The Administrative Council shall elect a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman from among the Representatives and alternate Representatives of the Contracting States. The Deputy Chairman shall ex officio replace the Chairman if he is prevented from carrying out his duties. 
(2)
The terms of office of the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman shall be three years. They may be re-elected. 

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