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2.2.6
Special considerations when there is more than one party 

If, for instance in opposition proceedings, the proprietor of the patent files an application request for re-establishment of rights, the opponents and any third parties, although not involved in the procedure for the re-establishment of rights, must be informed of the application request for re-establishment of rights and the subsequent decision if this involves the re-establishment of rights as regards a time limit connected with the opposition procedure. The opponents are party to the re-establishment proceedings (see T 552/02 and T 1561/05).