The Enlarged Board of Appeal in reply to three questions of law submitted to it, concludes as follows: Question 1: When an international application is filed and published under the PCT in an official language of the EPO, it is not possible upon entry into the regional phase to file a translation of the application in one of the other two languages. Question 2: The bodies of the EPO cannot use in written proceedings of a European patent application or of the regional phase of an international patent application an official language of the EPO other than the one used in the procedure of the application upon applying Article 14(3) EPC. Question 3: This question lacks purpose.

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