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T 0479/07 () of 28.12.2007

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2007:T047907.20071228
Date of decision: 28 December 2007
Case number: T 0479/07
Application number: 99922308.4
IPC class: C09K 21/14
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.934K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Intumescent composition
Applicant name: ROYAL GROUP, INC.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.10
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. In its decision issued in writing on 27 September 2006 the Examining Division refused the European patent application No. 99 922 308.4

II. The Applicant (Appellant) filed a notice of appeal on 24 November 2006 against the decision of the Examining Division and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No statement of grounds was filed within the prescribed period in accordance with Article 108 EPC.

III. By a communication dated 19 June 2007 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no statement of grounds had been filed and that it was to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

IV. No reply from the Appellant was received within this time-limit.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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