Part IV – Implementing Regulations to Part IV of the Convention
Chapter II – European search report
(1) The European search report shall be accompanied by an opinion on whether the application and the invention to which it relates seem to meet the requirements of this Convention, unless a communication under Rule 71, paragraph 1 or Rule 71, paragraph 3, can be issued.
(2) The opinion under paragraph 1 shall not be published together with the search report.
82Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 09.12.2004 (OJ EPO 2005, 5), which entered into force on 01.07.2005.