14-15 November 2018
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2006:T043006.20061130|
|Date of decision:||30 November 2006|
|Case number:||T 0430/06|
|IPC class:||C11D 1/65|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Detergent composition with a selected surfactant system containing a mid-chain branched surfactant|
|Applicant name:||THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY|
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|Keywords:||Missing Statement of Grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
The appeal contests the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office posted 8 July 2005, refusing the European patent application No. 1 021 504 pursuant to Article 97(1) EPC.
The Appellant filed a Notice of Appeal on 7 September 2005 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.
No Statement of Grounds was filed.
The Notice of Appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
By a communication dated 21 April 2006 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no Statement of Grounds has been filed and that the Appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible pursuant to Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC.
The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months and attention was drawn to the possibility of filing a request for re-establishment of rights under Article 122 EPC.
No answer has been given within the given time limit to the Registry's communication.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written Statement setting out the Grounds of Appeal has been filed and as the Notice of Appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds of Appeal according to Article 108 EPC, the Appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).
For these reasons, it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.