T 1040/04 (Floor covering/UNILIN) of 23.3.2006

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2006:T104004.20060323
Date of decision: 23 March 2006
Case number: T 1040/04
Application number: 00201515.4
IPC class: E04F 15/04
F16B 5/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels
Applicant name: Unilin Beheer B.V.
Opponent name: Otger Terhürne Holzwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Berry Finance N.V.
Board: 3.2.03
Headnote: The following question is referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:
Can a patent which has been granted on a divisional application which did not meet the requirements of Article 76(1) EPC because at its actual date of filing it extended beyond the content of the earlier application, be amended during opposition proceedings in order to overcome the ground of opposition under Article 100(c) EPC and thereby fulfill said requirements?
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 100(c)
Keywords: Amendment of a patent granted on a divisional application -Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal


Cited decisions:
G 0001/05
T 0039/03
Citing decisions:
G 0001/05
G 0001/06
T 0313/05

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