Article 41 – Advances - The European Patent Convention, Convention on the Grant of European Patents – (European Patent Convention), Part I – General and institutional provisions, Chapter V – Financial provisions

Article 41

At the request of the President of the European Patent Office, the Contracting States shall grant advances to the Organisation, on account of their payments and contributions, within the limit of the amount fixed by the Administrative Council. The amount of such advances shall be determined in proportion to the amounts due from the Contracting States for the accounting period in question. 
Article 39, paragraphs 3 and 4, shall apply mutatis mutandis to the advances.

Art. 50, 146

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