|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:1992:J001591.19921216|
|Date of decision:||16 December 1992|
|Case number:||J 0015/91|
|Language of proceedings:||DE|
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|Title of application:||-|
|Applicant name:||not published|
|Headnote:||I. The EPO Boards of Appeal have no jurisdiction to examine appeals against actions taken by the EPO in its capacity as International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) within the meaning of the PCT (confirmation of the ruling in J 20/89, OJ EPO 1991, 375, 378).
The same applies even if the EPO previously acted as receiving Office within the meaning of the PCT for the same international application.
II. In the present case there is no reason for the Board to comment on whether the EPO Boards of Appeal have jurisdiction to examine appeals against actions taken by the EPO in its capacity as receiving Office within the meaning of the PCT.
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|Keywords:||Competence of the Boards of Appeal in proceedings under the PCT|
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XA.12 PCT Transmittal of the International Application to the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority