Enforcement of decisions fixing the amount of costs
- Any final decision of the Office fixing the amount of
costs shall be enforceable.
- Enforcement shall be governed by the rules of civil proce
dure in force in the State in the territory of which it is carried
out. The order for its enforcement shall be appended to the
decision, without any other formality than verification of the
authenticity of the decision, by the national authority which
the government of each Member State shall designate for this
purpose and shall make known to the Office and to the Court
- When these formalities have been completed on applica
tion by the party concerned, the latter may proceed to enforce
ment in accordance with the national law, by bringing the
matter directly before the competent authority.
- Enforcement may be suspended only by a decision of the
Court of Justice. However, the courts of the Member State
concerned shall have jurisdiction over complaints that enforce
ment is being carried out in an irregular manner.