T 1553/13 (Inadmissibility of an appeal where the appeal fee is paid after … of 20.2.2014

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T155313.20140220
Date of decision: 20 February 2014
Case number: T 1553/13
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal: G 0001/14
Application number: 08716627.8
IPC class: F01N 3/035
F01N 3/28
F01N 13/18
Language of proceedings: DE
Distribution: A
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 25 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: DE | EN | FR
Versions: OJ
Title of application: -
Applicant name: Tenneco GmbH
Opponent name: J. EBERSPÄCHER GMBH & CO. KG
Board: 3.2.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 94(1)
European Patent Convention Art 94(2)
European Patent Convention Art 99(1)
European Patent Convention Art 105a(1)
European Patent Convention Art 112(1)
European Patent Convention Art 112a(4)
European Patent Convention R 22(2)
European Patent Convention R 89(2)
European Patent Convention R 123(3)
European Patent Convention R 126
European Patent Convention R 136(1)
Rules relating to fees Art 2
Rules relating to fees Art 11
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 June 2010 concerning enclosure of a standard acknowledgement of receipt (EPO Form 2936) in the case of notifications by registered letter with advice of delivery
Keywords: Notice of appeal filed after expiry of appeal period
Appeal fee paid after expiry of appeal period
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

The following point of law is referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal:

If, after expiry of the time limit under Article 108, first sentence, EPC a notice of appeal is filed and the fee for appeal is paid, is the appeal inadmissible or is it deemed not to have been filed?

Cited decisions:
G 0005/83
G 0009/92
G 0002/97
J 0021/80
J 0016/82
T 0324/90
T 0489/93
T 0742/96
T 0445/98
T 0079/01
T 1026/06
T 1289/10
T 1535/10
T 2210/10
T 1486/11
Citing decisions:
G 0001/18
T 1402/13
T 1325/15
T 2406/16
T 1897/17

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