T 2017/12 () of 24.2.2014

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T201712.20140224
Date of decision: 24 February 2014
Case number: T 2017/12
Application number: 01989207.4
IPC class: G06F 15/173
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 156.125K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Published
Title of application: Domain name acquisition and management system and method
Applicant name: Snapnames.com, Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 31
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 32
European Patent Convention Art 94(2)
European Patent Convention Art 106(1)
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 122
European Patent Convention R 126(2)
European Patent Convention R 131(1)
European Patent Convention R 131(2)
European Patent Convention R 131(4)
European Patent Convention R 134(1)
European Patent Convention R 136
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)
Keywords: Late filing of notice of appeal and grounds of appeal
Late payment of appeal fee
Two fees for re-establishment due for two missed time limits
Re-establishment of rights - no
Referral of question to the Enlarged Board

The following question is referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal: Where a notice of appeal is filed but the appeal fee is paid after expiry of the time limit of Article 108 EPC, first sentence, is this appeal inadmissible or deemed not to have been filed?

Cited decisions:
G 0005/83
G 0002/08
J 0002/78
J 0005/80
J 0021/80
J 0016/82
J 0024/87
J 0026/95
T 0489/93
T 0079/01
T 1026/06
T 0046/07
T 1289/10
T 1535/10
T 2210/10
T 1486/11
Citing decisions:
J 0007/15
J 0008/15
T 0181/14
T 1325/15
T 2406/16
T 1897/17

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