The provisions as to the omission of prohibited matter within the meaning of Rule 48(1)(a) (see A‑III, 8.1, and F‑II, 7.2) also apply to drawings.[Rule 48(1); Rule 48(2); ]
Statements or other matter of the type referred to under Rule 48(1)(c) (see F‑II, 7.4) which are likely to appear in drawings are in particular various kinds of advertising, e.g. where the applicant includes in the drawing obvious business or departmental markings or a reference to an industrial design or model, whether registered or not. By doing so, matter would be introduced which is clearly irrelevant or unnecessary, which is expressly prohibited by Rule 48.[Rule 48(1)(c); ]
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
XGL A IX – Drawings This Chapter of the Guidelines deals with the requirements to be met by drawings contained in the application or patent. However, it should be noted that the comments on the provisions of Rule 49 apply generally to the [..]