Rule 113 – Signature, name, seal - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part VII – Implementing Regulations to Part VII of the Convention, Chapter I – Decisions and communications of the European Patent Office
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Any decisions, summonses, notices and communications from the European Patent Office shall be signed by, and state the name of, the employee responsible.
Where a document referred to in paragraph 1 is produced by the employee responsible using a computer, a seal may replace the signature. Where the document is produced automatically by a computer, the employee's name may also be dispensed with. The same shall apply to pre-printed notices and communications.