|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2017:T101817.20171024|
|Date of decision:||24 October 2017|
|Case number:||T 1018/17|
|IPC class:||B60J 7/14
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Car with a sun roof provided with internal and external vertical posts|
|Applicant name:||FERRARI S.p.A.|
|Opponent name:||Webasto-Edscha Cabrio GmbH|
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|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Opposition Division posted on 15 February 2017.
II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 20 April 2017 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 11 July 2017 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. The appellant was informed that any observations had to be filed within two months of notification of the communication.
IV. No reply was received.
Reasons for the Decision
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 126(2) EPC. In addition, the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC and Rule 99(2) EPC. 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.