J 0008/01 (Correction/JOHNSON & JOHNSON) of 6.6.2002

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2002:J000801.20020606
Date of decision: 06 June 2002
Case number: J 0008/01
Application number: 98967133.4
IPC class: A61K 7/48
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 29 KB)
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Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Serine protease and topical retinoid compositions
Applicant name: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: 1. The jurisdiction of a (purported) designated Office according to Article 26 PCT covers the issue of whether an omitted designation can be validly added or not.
2. Publication of a correction concerning designations should address the same public as the publication of the wrong data to safeguard the interest of the public.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 150(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 153(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 158
European Patent Convention 1973 R 88
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 2(xiii)
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 4(1)
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 11(3)
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 24(2)
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 26
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 48(2)
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 4(9)
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 91(1)
Keywords: International patent application - correction under Rule 88 EPC
Jurisdiction of the EPO as a (purported) designated office to decide on a request for correction
Balancing rights of third parties with those of the applicant


Cited decisions:
J 0003/81
J 0014/82
J 0017/99
Citing decisions:
J 0001/00
J 0019/03

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