Activity of the opposition division 

Formalities officers submit the file to the opposition division in question on despatch of the invitation to the proprietor to submit comments in the cases referred to in D‑IV, 5.2; in all other cases (see D‑IV, 1.4.2) they submit it immediately.

The director responsible will then designate the three technical members of the competent opposition division. The opposition division will decide whether one of its members – and if so, which – is to be entrusted with the examination of the opposition up to the taking of a decision (see D‑II, 5). The technical members of the division will not be designated if the opposition is rejected as inadmissible by the formalities officer and no further admissible opposition has been filed (see D‑IV, 1.4.2).

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