Rule 8 – Patent classification - The European Patent Convention, Implementing Regulations – to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, Part I – Implementing Regulations to Part I of the Convention, Chapter II – Organisation of the European Patent Office, Section 1 – General matters
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The European Patent Office shall use the classification referred to in Article 1 of the Strasbourg Agreement concerning the International Patent Classification of 24 March 1971, hereinafter referred to as the international classification.