Rule 138149 Different claims, description and drawings for different States
Part VII – Implementing Regulations to Part VII of the Convention
Chapter VI – Amendments and corrections
If the European Patent Office is informed of the existence of a prior right under Article 139, paragraph 2, the European patent application or European patent may, for such State or States, contain claims and, where appropriate, a description and drawings which are different from those for the other designated States.
149See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/99 (Annex I).