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elected Office

 

EPOff as an ~ pursuant to the PCT A 156; R 107


 

embryos R 23d


 

emergency conditions A 63(2)(a)


 

employees of the EPOff

 

appeals by ~ A 13(2)

 

appointment A 10(2)(g), A 11, A 159(1), A 160

 

appointment of senior ~ A 11

 

Berlin sub-office/branch at The Hague ProCen I

 

conditions of employment A 33(2)(b), A 160(1)

 

disciplinary authority over senior ~ A 11(4)

 

disciplinary authority over the ~ A 10(2)(h)

 

disputes between the ~ and the employer concerning the right to the grant of a Eur. pat. ProRecog 5(2)

 

disputes between the EPOrg and the ~ A 13; ProPrIm 23(3), ProPrIm 24

 

duties and charges on personal goods ProPrIm 6

 

duties of office A 12

 

entry, stay and departure ProPrIm 11

 

immunities A 8; ProPrIm 14, ProPrIm 17

 

invention of ~ A 60(1); ProRecog 4

 

liability A 9(3)

 

pension scheme A 33(2)(c)

 

pensions A 33(2); ProPrIm 16(2)

 

professional secret A 12

 

promotion A 10(2)(g)

 

salaries ProPrIm 16(1)

 

salary scales A 33(2)(b)

 

Service Regulations for permanent ~ A 33(2)(b)

 

short-term contracts A 160

 

social security ProPrIm 18

 

tax on salaries and pensions ProPrIm 16


 

employer

 

disputes between the ~ and the employee concerning the right to the grant of a Eur. pat. ProRecog 5(2)


 

Enlarged Board of Appeal

 

allocation of duties R 11

 

as a department charged with the procedure A 15(g)

 

composition A 22(2)

 

decision and opinion A 112; R 68

 

members A 11(1), A 23, A 24, A 160(2)

 

responsibilities A 22(1)

 

Rules of Procedure A 23(4); R 11(2)


 

entitlement to the grant of a Eur. pat. A 61; R 13, R 16; ProRecog 1ff


 

errors in documents R 88


 

European divisional application

 

designation of Contracting States A 76(2)

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(k)

 

fees A 76(3); R 6(1), R 25(2), R 37(3); RFees 10

 

filing A 75(3), A 76; R 25(1)

 

inspection of files A 128(3)

 

language R 4

 

time limit for identifying the inventor R 42(2)


 

European law for the grant of patents A 1


 

European patent

 

amendments A 102(3), A 123

 

as an object of property A 71-74, A 148

 

certificate R 54, R 62a

 

Contracting States A 3

 

conversion into a national patent A 135-137; R 103

 

designation of Contracting States A 79, A 149

 

designation of the inventor R 18

 

effects A 2(2), A 63-70

 

entitlement to file a Eur. pat. appl. A 58

 

examination of the opposition A 101

 

extent of protection A 69, A 70(3), (4)

 

for a group of Contracting States A 142

 

grant A 97; R 52

 

grant of ~ for one or more Contracting States A 3

 

grounds for opposition A 100, A 138

 

grounds for revocation A 138

 

infringement A 25, A 64(3)

 

inspection of files R 94, R 98

 

keeping of files R 95a

 

lapse R 92(1)(p)

 

limitation A 138(2)

 

maintenance A 102

 

name A 2

 

opposition A 99

 

prior right A 139(1)

 

procedure up to grant A 90-99

 

publication A 14(7), A 98; R 53

 

rejection of the opposition A 102(2)

 

renewal fees A 37(b), A 39, A 141

 

request for grant R 26

 

reservations A 167(2)(a)-(c)

 

revocation A 68, A 102; R 90(3)(a)

 

right to a ~ A 60

 

rights conferred by a ~ A 64

 

see claims

 

see priority

 

term A 63, A 167(2)(c)

 

text A 70, A 102(3), A 113(2); R 51

 

transfer during the opposition period or during opposition proceedings R 61

 

translation A 65, A 70(3)

 

unity A 118


 

European patent application

 

abstract A 78(1)(e), A 85

 

additional fee A 86(2)-(3)

 

amino acid sequences R 27a

 

application, see filing

 

application documents R 35

 

as an object of property A 71ff, A 148, R 20ff, R 61, R 90

 

assignment A 72

 

authentic text A 70

 

biological material R 28, R 28a

 

by persons not having the right to a Eur. pat. A 61

 

claims fees R 31

 

common representative R 100, R 26(3)

 

contractual licensing A 73

 

conversion into a national patent application A 135-137

 

date of filing A 80

 

deficiencies A 90(2), A 91(2); R 39, R 51

 

designation of Contracting States A 79, A 149, see designation

 

designation of the inventor A 81; R 18

 

disclosure of the invention A 83

 

documents A 78(1); R 35(5)

 

documents filed subsequently R 36

 

drawings A 69(1), A 78(1)(d); R 29(6),(7), R 43

 

effects A 66, A 135(2), A 136(2)

 

entitlement to grant in respect of only part of the matter disclosed in the ~ R 16

 

equivalence A 66

 

examination A 94, A 95, A 96; R 51(1)-(3)

 

examination as to formal requirements A 91

 

examination by a central industrial property office of the Contracting States ProCen IV

 

examination on filing A 90

 

examination on filing and examination as to formal requirements A 16

 

extent of protection A 69, A 70(3),(4)

 

filing A 61, A 75, A 76; R 15, R 24, R 25

 

filing fee A 78(2)

 

filing of the translation A 14(2), A 90(1),(3); R 6(1)

 

formalities examination, see examination as to formal requirements

 

forwarding A 77

 

further processing A 121; RFees 2(12)

 

inspection of files A 128; R 94, R 98

 

international application as ~ A 150(3); R 107, R 108

 

keeping of files R 95a

 

languages A 14(1)-(6); R 1, R 4

 

licences R 21, R 22

 

limitation of the option to withdraw the ~ R 14

 

mention of the inventor A 81; R 18

 

multiple or joint applicants A 59

 

nucleotide sequences R 27a

 

persons entitled to file ~ A 58

 

physical requirements R 40

 

prior right A 139(1)

 

processing of ~ during a transitional period A 162

 

prohibited matter R 34

 

protection, see extent of protection

 

provisional protection A 67

 

provisions governing the application R 26-31

 

publication A 16, A 93, A 158(1),(3); R 48-50

 

re-establishment of rights, see restitutio in integrum

 

refusal A 61(1)(c), A 91(3), A 97(1)

 

Register of European Patents A 127

 

registration of a transfer R 20

 

registration of licences R 22

 

registration of licences and other rights R 20-22

 

renewal fees A 86

 

request A 78(1)(a)

 

request for examination A 94, A 95

 

requirements A 78

 

restitutio in integrum A 122

 

rights conferred by a Eur. pat. appl. after publication A 67

 

search fee A 78(2)

 
 

secrecy A 77(4)

 

state of the art A 54(2)-(4)

 

text A 97(2)(a), A 113(2); R 51(4)

 

transfer A 71, A 72; R 20

 

transfer and constitution of rights A 71; R 21

 

unity A 118

 

unity of invention A 82; R 30

 

- see amendments

 

- see description

 

- see patent claims

 

- see priority


 

European Patent Bulletin A 129(a)

 

correction/cancellation of the mention of the inventor R 19(2),(3)

 

languages A 14(8)(a)

 

mention of the grant of a Eur. pat. A 97(4); R 51(8a)

 

mention of the publication of the European search report R 50(1)


 

European Patent Convention

 

accession A 166

 

amendments A 10(2)(c)

 

application A 173

 

certified true copies A 178(1)

 

denunciation A 174

 

disputes between Contracting States concerning application and interpretation A 173

 

duration A 171

 

entry into force A 169

 

initial contribution A 170

 

integral parts A 164(1)

 

interpretation A 173, A 177(2)

 

languages A 177

 

notifications A 178

 

provisions prevailing A 164(2)

 

ratification A 165

 

revision A 172

 

signature A 165

 

territorial field of application A 168

 

transmission A 178


 

European Patent Office A 10-25

 

administrative services R 12(2)

 

administrative structure R 12

 

as designated Office A 150(3), A 153; R 107

 

as elected Office A 156; R 107

 

as organ of the EPOrg A 4(2)(a)

 

as receiving Office A 151; R 104

 

branch A 6(2), A 10(2)(b)

 

communications R 68-70

 

communications with the authorities of the Contracting States R 97

 

decisions R 68-70

 

departments A 15

 

direction A 10(1), A 143(2)

 

exchanges of information between the EPOff and the central industrial property offices A 130

 

field of activity A 162

 

instances R 9ff

 

internal administrative instructions A 10(2)(a)

 

international preliminary examination A 155; R 105

 

International Searching Authority A 154; R 105

 

languages A 14

 

organisation R 8ff

 

President A 5(2), A 10; ProPrIm 13

 

publications A 129; R 96

 

seat A 6(2)

 

special departments A 143

 

sub-offices A 7; ProCen I(1)(c), ProCen I(3), ProCen V(1),(2)

 

task A 4(3), A 143(1)

 

Vice-Presidents A 10(3), A 11(2); R 12(3)


 

European Patent Organisation A 4, A 5ff

 

agreement between the International Patent Institute and the ~ ProCen I

 

archives ProPrIm 2

 

balance sheet A 49(1),(3)

 

budget A 40(1), A 42, A 46, A 47, A 48

 

disputes between the ~ and employees A 13

 

documents ProPrIm 1, ProPrIm 2

 

duties in respect of goods ProPrIm 5, ProPrIm 6

 

establishment A 4(1)

 

expenditure A 37, A 43, A 44

 

financial obligations A 126

 

financial provisions A 37ff

 

immunities A 8; ProPrIm

 

income A 42, A 49(1),(2)

 

legal status A 5

 

liability A 9

 

official activities ProPrIm 3(4)

 

organs A 4(2)

 

own resources A 38

 

premises ProPrIm 1

 

privileges A 8; ProPrIm

 

procedural instruments ProPrIm 1(3)

 

proper administration of justice ProPrIm 20

 

property A 5(2); ProPrIm 3(2),(3)

 

representation A 5(3)

 

revenue A 37(d), A 40(1), A 49(1),(2)

 

seat A 6(1)

 

social security scheme ProPrIm 18

 

task A 4(3)

 

taxes ProPrIm 4, ProPrIm 16

 

transfer of goods and provision of services ProPrIm 7


 

European patent specification

 

declaration of priority in the published ~ R 38(6)

 

languages A 14(7)

 

mention of the inventor R 18(1)

 

new A 102(3)(b),(4), A 103; R 62

 

publication A 98, A 103; R 53

 

translation A 65


 

European qualifying examination A 134(2)(c),(8)


 

European search report A 92, A 157(1); R 44-47

 

comments by the applicant A 96(1); R 51(1)

 

content R 44

 

drawing up of ~ A 17, A 92

 

extended ~ R 44a

 

fees RFees 10

 

international search report takes the place of the ~ A 157(1)

 

language of the proceedings R 44(5)

 

mention of the publication of the ~ in the European Patent Bulletin R 50(1)

 

observations by the applicant, see comments by the applicant

 

publication A 16, A 93(2); R 49, R 50

 

supplementary ~ A 157(2)-(4)

 

where the invention lacks unity R 46, R 112


 

evidence

 

conservation of ~ R 75

 

language R 1(3)

 

not submitted in due time A 114(2); R 71a(1)


 

examination A 94(1), A 96

 

by the examining division R 51, R 52

 

restrictions affecting ~ A 162(2)

 

- see international preliminary ~


 

examination as to formal requirements A 16, A 91; R 9(3), R 40-43


 

examination by the EPOff of its own motion A 114


 

examination fee A 94(2); RFees 2(6), (7), RFees 12

 

reduction R 107(2); RFees 12(2)

 

refund RFees 10b


 

examination on filing A 16, A 90(1),(2); R 39-43


 

examination procedure A 94ff; R 13, R 51, R 90


 

examining divisions

 

allocation of duties R 9(1)

 

appeals lying from decisions of the ~ A 21(1),(3), A 106(1)

 

as a department charged with the procedure A 15(c)

 

composition A 18(2), A 33(3)

 

decisions A 97, A 153(2); R 51(6), R 68, R 75(4)

 

organisation R 12(1)

 

responsibilities A 18(1), A 25, A 153(2); R 9(2)


 

exhibitions

 

certificate of ~ R 23, R 107(1)(h)

 

displaying inventions at ~ A 55(1)(b), A 55(2)


 

expenditure of the EPOrg

 

audit A 49(1),(2)

 

authorisation A 43

 

cover A 37

 

examination A 49(1)

 

provisional budget A 47

 

shown in the budget A 42

 

unforeseeable ~ A 44


 

experts

 

access to biological material R 28(4),(5),(9)

 

assisting the Administrative Council A 26(2)

 

commissioning R 73

 

immunities A 8; ProPrIm 12, ProPrIm 15, ProPrIm 17

 

reimbursement of expenses R 74(2),(3)

 

report R 73, R 74

 

taking of evidence A 117; R 72, R 99(5)

 

testimony and statements R 76

 

to give evidence R 72


 

extension A 76(1), A 100(c), A 123(2),(3), A 138(1)(c),(d)


 

extracts see Register of European Patents


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