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Article 63

Examination of the facts by the Office of its own motion

  1. In proceedings before it the Office shall examine the facts of its own motion. However, in proceedings relating to a declaration of invalidity, the Office shall be restricted in this examination to the facts, evidence and arguments provided by the parties and the relief sought.
  2. The Office may disregard facts or evidence which are not submitted in due time by the parties concerned.