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T 0333/12 () of 7.3.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T033312.20130307
Date of decision: 07 March 2013
Case number: T 0333/12
Application number: 03000044.2
IPC class: A61Q 5/02
A61K 8/365
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 205.994K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Hair cleansing compositions
Applicant name: KAO CORPORATION
Board: 3.3.07
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal is against the decision of the opposition division of the European Patent Office announced at the oral proceedings on 15 November 2011 concerning the rejection of the opposition filed against European Patent No. 1 329 215 pursuant to Article 101(2) EPC.

II. The opponent (hereinafter "appellant") filed a notice of appeal on 16 February 2012 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

III. No statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed by the appellant. The notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.

IV. By communication dated 12 December 2012, 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 the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

V. The appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.

Reasons for the Decision

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


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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