Article 45

Examination as to formal requirements for filing

  1. The Office shall examine whether the application complies with the requirements laid down in Article 36(1) for the accordance of a date of filing.
  2. The Office shall examine whether:
    (a) the application complies with the other requirements laid down in Article 36(2), (3), (4) and (5) and, in the case of a multiple application, Article 37(1) and (2);
    (b) the application meets the formal requirements laid down in the implementing regulation for the implementation of Articles 36 and 37;
    (c) the requirements of Article 77(2) are satisfied;
    (d) the requirements concerning the claim to priority are satis fied, if a priority is claimed.
  3. The conditions for the examination as to the formal requirements for filing shall be laid down in the implementing regulation.