T 0272/95 (Admissibility of joint opposition or joint appeal) of 15.4.1999

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1999:T027295.19990415
Date of decision: 15 April 1999
Case number: T 0272/95
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal: G 0003/99
Application number: 83307553.4
IPC class: C12N 15/16
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Title of application: Molecular cloning and characterization of a further gene sequence coding for human relaxin
Applicant name: Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine
Opponent name: Aglietta, Amendola et al., Fraktion der Grünen im EP
Board: 3.3.04
Headnote: The following questions are referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal: 1. Is an opposition admissible which otherwise meets the requirements of Article 99 EPC and Rule 55 EPC if it is filed jointly by two or more persons and only one opposition fee is paid?
2. If the answer to question 1 is in the affirmative and a common representative was named under Rule 100(1) EPC in the notice of opposition, is an appeal valid even if it is not filed by this person?
3. If the answers to questions 1 and 2 are in the affirmative, which other requirements, if any, have to be met by a joint opposition or a joint appeal in order to safeguard the rights of the patent proprietor?
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 20
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 24
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 58
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 59
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 78
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 99
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 125
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 133
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 134
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 150
European Patent Convention 1973 R 17
European Patent Convention 1973 R 26
European Patent Convention 1973 R 55
European Patent Convention 1973 R 60
European Patent Convention 1973 R 63
European Patent Convention 1973 R 64
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65
European Patent Convention 1973 R 66
European Patent Convention 1973 R 78
European Patent Convention 1973 R 81
European Patent Convention 1973 R 85
European Patent Convention 1973 R 90
European Patent Convention 1973 R 92
European Patent Convention 1973 R 100
European Patent Convention 1973 R 101
European Patent Convention 1973 R 102
European Patent Convention 1973 R 106
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 9
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 2
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 90
Rules relating to fees Art 2
Keywords: Joint oppositions - fees due - common representative - joint appeals - admissibility - important point of law - referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
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Cited decisions:
G 0003/97
G 0004/97
J 0003/87
J 0035/92
T 0355/86
T 0371/92
Citing decisions:
T 1018/98
T 0543/99
T 0315/03
T 1374/04
T 0080/05
T 0083/05
T 0666/05
T 1213/05

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