European Patent Convention
Article 37
Budgetary funding

The budget of the Organisation shall be financed:

(a)by the Organisation’s own resources;

(b)by payments made by the Contracting States in respect of renewal fees for European patents levied in these States;

(c)where necessary, by special financial contributions made by the Contracting States;

(d)where appropriate, by the revenue provided for in Article 146;

(e)where appropriate, and for tangible assets only, by third-party borrowings secured on land or buildings;

(f)where appropriate, by third-party funding for specific projects.

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