Allocation of individual duties 

The President of the EPO may entrust to employees who are not technically or legally qualified examiners the execution of individual duties falling to the examining divisions or to the opposition divisions and involving no technical or legal difficulties. In so far as such duties affect the public, their allocation will be notified in the Official Journal of the EPO (see Decisions of the President of the EPO dated 12 December 2013, OJ EPO 2014, A6, and 23 November 2015, OJ EPO 2015, A104).

The formalities officers entrusted with these duties are also in charge of fixing the amount of the costs (see D‑IX, 2.1).


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