J 0022/95 (Designation of Contracting States in divisional application) of 4.7.1997

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1997:J002295.19970704
Date of decision: 04 July 1997
Case number: J 0022/95
Application number: 94120537.9
IPC class: B44C 5/04
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Method of decorating a panel
Applicant name: Aumac Limited
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: A designation of a Contracting state is deemed to be withdrawn if the designation fee has not been paid in due time in respect of this State. Failure to pay the designation fee thus means that the initial designation of this Contracing State in an application is void ab initio and is deemed never to have taken place. Thus, there is no right to designate in a divisional application a Contracting State which was originally designated in the parent application at the time of filing, unless the original designation was subsequently validated by payment of the respective fee.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 64
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 65
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 67(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 78(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 79(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 80
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 91(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 122(5)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 15(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 25(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 85a(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 104c(2)
Keywords: Designation in divisional application of Contracting State not effectively designated in parent application - no
Catchwords:

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Cited decisions:
G 0005/83
J 0015/86
Citing decisions:
G 0004/98
J 0032/95
J 0019/96
J 0029/97
J 0008/00
J 0002/01
J 0025/03
J 0040/03
J 0013/14
T 0079/07
T 1196/08

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