G 0003/02 (Priorities from India/ASTRAZENECA) of 26.4.2004

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2004:G000302.20040426
Date of decision: 26 April 2004
Case number: G 0003/02
Referral: J 0010/98
Application number: 96908415.1
IPC class: C07K 14/35
C12N 15/81
Language of proceedings: EN
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.187K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: DE | EN | FR
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: -
Applicant name: AstraZeneca AB
Opponent name: -
Board: EBA

Headnote

The TRIPS Agreement does not entitle the applicant for a European patent application to claim priority from a first filing in a state which was not at the relevant dates a member of the Paris Convention but was a member of the WTO/TRIPS Agreement.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 23(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 33
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 66
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 87(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 87(5)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 88
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(a)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 150(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 172
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 8
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 4.10
Paris Convention Art 1-012
Paris Convention Art 4a(2)
Paris Convention Art 19
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 5
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 26
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 34
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) Art 38
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1986) Art 34
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1986) Art 35
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1986) Art 38
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 1
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 2(1)
Statute, International Court of Justice Art 038
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art 27
Keywords: International applications - priorities from India
Applicability of Article 87(5) EPC
The position under the PCT
The EPO not party to TRIPS
Interpretation of Article 87 EPC - according to principles of public international law - in the light of obligations of contracting states under TRIPS
Catchwords:

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Cited decisions:
G 0005/83
G 0003/93
G 0001/97
T 1173/97
J 0009/98
Citing decisions:
T 1374/04
J 0009/13
T 0007/07
J 0004/02
T 1196/08
G 0003/08

Summary of Facts and Submissions

for the fulltext please refer to G 0002/02

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