14-15 November 2018
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T033312.20130307|
|Date of decision:||07 March 2013|
|Case number:||T 0333/12|
|IPC class:||A61Q 5/02
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Hair cleansing compositions|
|Applicant name:||KAO CORPORATION|
|Opponent name:||THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMMPANY|
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|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds|
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.