European Patent Convention
Article 28

(1)When there are at least eight Contracting States, the Administrative Council may set up a Board composed of five of its members.

(2)The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council shall be members of the Board ex officio; the other three members shall be elected by the Administrative Council.

(3)The term of office of the members elected by the Administrative Council shall be three years. They may not be re-elected.

(4)The Board shall perform the duties assigned to it by the Administrative Council in accordance with the Rules of Procedure.

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