T 0854/22 (Missing statement of grounds) 13-10-2022
Artificial food casing, method for removing and method for manufacturing thereof
I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the
Opposition Division of 16 November 2021, posted on
21 January 2022.
II: The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 29 March
2022 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 21 June 2022, received by the
appellant, the Registry of the Board informed the
appellant that it appeared from the file that the
written statement of grounds of appeal had not been
filed, and that it was therefore to be expected that
the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible pursuant
to Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with
Rule 101(1) EPC.
IV. The appellant was informed that any observations had to
be filed within two months of notification of the
V. No reply was received.
1. No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal
was filed within the time limit provided by Article
108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule
2. In addition, neither the notice of appeal nor any other
document filed contains anything that could be regarded
as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC
and Rule 99(2) EPC.
3. Therefore, the appeal has to be rejected as
inadmissible (Rule 101(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.