A European patent application may also be filed via the PCT route ("Euro-PCT application – entry into the European phase"). For further details, see E-IX and sub-sections.
Any decision by the Receiving Section, an Examining Division, an Opposition Division or the Legal Division which adversely affects a party is appealable and, thus, subject to review before a Board of Appeal of the EPO. With the exception of important aspects relating to interlocutory revision, the appeals procedure is not dealt with in these Guidelines.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018