J 0020/05 (Filing of a divisional application during suspension of proceedings) of 6.9.2007

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2007:J002005.20070906
Date of decision: 06 September 2007
Case number: J 0020/05
Application number: 04027697.4
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.175K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Fertile, transgenic maize plants and methods for their production
Applicant name: DeKalb Genetics Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: An applicant whose application proceedings have been suspended under Rule 13 EPC is not entitled to file a divisional application relating to that application while the proceedings remain suspended. Therefore such an application may not be dealt with as a divisional application and the Receiving Section must decide accordingly.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 60
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 61
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 80
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 90
European Patent Convention 1973 R 13
European Patent Convention 1973 R 25
Keywords: Suspension of proceedings
Filing of a divisional application (no)


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G 0003/92
G 0001/05
J 0038/92
J 0007/96
J 0019/96
J 0002/01
Citing decisions:
G 0001/09
J 0009/12
J 0010/12
J 0017/12
J 0024/13
J 0002/14
J 0006/17

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