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1.2.5 Administrative notice with no legal consequences

The Enlarged Board observed in G 2/97 (OJ 1999, 123) that the notice sent by the registry of the boards of appeal was a standard form, nothing more than an administrative notice to inform the parties of the reference number of the appeal proceedings. It had no legal consequences; it was not a "communication" within the meaning, for example, of Art. 110(2) EPC 1973 (now R. 100(2) EPC). Such a notice could not be considered to give rise to any misunderstanding.