|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:1987:T022285.19870121|
|Date of decision:||21 January 1987|
|Case number:||T 0222/85|
|IPC class:||C09D 3/82|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Ungelled polyesters and their use in coating compositions|
|Opponent name:||N.V. DSM|
|Headnote:||1. A communication under Rule 57(1) EPC indicating the admissibility of an opposition is not a decision of the Opposition Division, and the sending of such a communication does not prevent the subsequent rejection of the notice of opposition as inadmissible under Rule 56(1) EPC, for example if the admissibility is challenged by the proprietor of the patent in such proceedings.
2. The requirement under Rule 55(c) EPC, that the notice of opposition shall, inter alia, contain "an indication of facts, evidence and arguments presented in support of the ground" is only satisfied if the contents of such notice are sufficient for the opponent's case to be properly understood on an objective basis.
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|Keywords:||Notice of opposition - Admissibility
Communication under Rule 57(1) EPC
Sufficiency of notice of opposition
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018