European Patent Convention
Article 4
European Patent Organisation

(1)A European Patent Organisation, hereinafter referred to as the Organisation, is established by this Convention. It shall have administrative and financial autonomy.

(2)The organs of the Organisation shall be:

(a)the European Patent Office;

(b)the Administrative Council.

(3)The task of the Organisation shall be to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European Patent Office supervised by the Administrative Council.