J 0007/96 (Suspension of proceedings) of 20.1.1998

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1998:J000796.19980120
Date of decision: 20 January 1998
Case number: J 0007/96
Application number: 91915912.9
IPC class: G09F 3/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 1.213M)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Labels and manufacture thereof
Applicant name: Instance, David John (Respondent)
Opponent name: Denny Bros Printing Ltd. Third Party (Appellant)
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: A decision of the Examining Division to grant a European patent (Article 97(2) EPC) does not take effect on the date the decision-making process following written proceedings before that division is completed but on the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the grant (Article 97(4) EPC). In the interim period, proceedings for grant are still pending before the EPO and a request for suspension of proceedings under Rule 13 EPC is admissible.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 60
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 61(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 61(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 64(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 67
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 97(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 97(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 98
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 99(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 105
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 106(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 13(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 13(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 14
European Patent Convention 1973 R 89
Keywords: Proceedings for grant pending - yes
Suspension of proceedings - yes
Referral to the Enlarged Board - no
Catchwords:

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G 0012/91
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J 0011/91
J 0016/91
J 0028/94
T 0146/82
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J 0007/00
J 0010/01
J 0006/03
J 0019/03
J 0023/03
J 0007/04
J 0008/04
J 0020/05
J 0015/06
J 0002/08
J 0006/10
J 0007/10
J 0009/12
J 0013/12
J 0017/12
J 0015/13
J 0024/13
J 0002/14
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T 0973/12

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