T 0578/14 () of 25.4.2017

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2017:T057814.20170425
Date of decision: 25 April 2017
Case number: T 0578/14
Petition for review: R 0003/18
Application number: 06824382.3
IPC class: A01N 55/08
B27K 3/36
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 775 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: WOOD TREATMENT
Applicant name: Harrower, Norma Ellen Lilette
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 107
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 116(1)
European Patent Convention Art 119
European Patent Convention Art 120(b)
European Patent Convention Art 122
European Patent Convention Art 125
European Patent Convention Art 133
European Patent Convention Art 134
European Patent Convention R 99(2)
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
European Patent Convention R 115(1)
European Patent Convention R 115(2)
European Patent Convention R 126(1)
European Patent Convention R 126(2)
European Patent Convention R 131(4)
European Patent Convention R 136(1)
European Patent Convention R 152
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(3)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(5)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(6)
blankDecision President dated 12 July 2007 on the filing of authorisations Art 001(2)
Keywords: Representation - authorisation remains effective vis-à-vis the EPO if or for as long as termination of authorisation is not communicated to the EPO
Representation - intention to change the representative is not sufficient
Party not resident in EPC contracting state - submissions concerning its representation are taken into account
Nothing in the EPC which prevents EPO from communicating with party not resident in EPC contracting state
Cancellation of oral proceedings (yes)
Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds
Admissibility of appeal - filed within time limit (no)
Re-establishment of rights - exceptional means of judicial remedy, not a usual way of extending an initial time limit
Re-establishment of rights - unable to observe time limit because change of representative intended (no)
Re-establishment of rights - due care on the part of the applicant (no)
Re-establishment of rights - principle of proportionality (yes)
General principles - protection of good faith and legitimate expectations
General principles - fiduciary responsibility
General principles - prohibition against venire contra factum proprium


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G 0002/97
J 0003/87
J 0027/88
J 0031/89
J 0027/90
J 0027/92
J 0003/93
J 0010/93
J 0005/94
J 0014/94
J 0027/94
J 0002/02
J 0017/03
J 0019/04
J 0006/07
J 0012/07
J 0004/10
J 0013/11
J 0007/12
T 0191/82
T 0287/84
T 0213/89
T 0250/89
T 0030/90
T 0413/91
T 0667/92
T 0381/93
T 0840/94
T 0428/98
T 0079/99
T 0717/04
T 1401/05
T 0552/06
T 1026/06
T 0263/07
T 1465/07
T 1984/07
T 1908/09
T 0592/11
Citing decisions:
T 1214/20

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