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I. DECISIONS BASED ON ARTICLES OF THE EPC, AND NOTICES



 

A r t i c l e 7 EPC

 

Integration of INPADOC into the EPO, Creation of an EPO sub-office in Vienna

 

OJ 1990, 492


 

A r t i c l e 10(2) EPC

 

1.

Setting up of a Filing Office in Berlin

 

OJ 1989, 218

 

2.

Setting-up of a further filing office in Munich ('Pschorrhφfe')

 

OJ 1991, 223

 

3.

Official opening hours (see Rule 24(1) EPC)

 

OJ 1991, 223; OJ 1991, 577; OJ 1994, 954


 

A r t i c l e 20 EPC

 

1.

Responsibilities of the Legal Division

 

OJ 1989, 177

 

2.

Correspondence with the Legal Division

 

OJ 1990, 404


 

A r t i c l e 23(4) EPC

 

1.

Rules of procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, Consolidated version

 

OJ 2003, 58

 

Version consolidating the amendments published in OJ EPO 1989, 362; OJ EPO 1994, 443, and in OJ EPO 2003, 58

 

2.

Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal, Decision of Administrative Council

 

OJ 2003, 61

 

3.

Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal, Consolidated version

 

OJ 2003, 89

 

Version consolidating the amendments published in OJ EPO 1983, 7; OJ EPO 1989, 361; OJ EPO 2000, 316, OJ EPO 2003, 61 and OJ EPO 2004, 541

 

4.

Transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal

 

OJ 1985, 249 as amended OJ 2002, 590

 

5.

Guidance for parties to appeal proceedings and their representatives

 

OJ 2003, 419


 

A r t i c l e 33 EPC

 

1.

Authenticity of decisions in the three languages of the EPO

 

OJ 1978, 201

 

2.

Notice concerning amendments to Rules 28 EPC and Rule 28a EPC

 

OJ 1996, 596


 

A r t i c l e 39 EPC

 

Proportion of renewal fees remitted to the EPO

 

OJ 1984, 296


 

A r t i c l e 55(1)(b) EPC

 

International Exhibitions

 

OJ 1979, 159

 

OJ 1979, 159

 

OJ 1981, 221

 

OJ 1983, 37

 

OJ 1984, 51

 

OJ 1985, 32

 

OJ 1986, 43

 

OJ 1987, 86

 

OJ 1988, 159

 

OJ 1989, 156

 

OJ 1990, 183

 

OJ 1991, 240

 

OJ 1992, 202

 

OJ 1993, 266

 

OJ 1994, 276

 

OJ 1995, 270

 

OJ 1996, 246

 

OJ 1997, 190

 

OJ 1998, 230

 

OJ 1999, 242

 

OJ 2000, 224

 

OJ 2001, 227

 

OJ 2002, 228

 

OJ 2003, 161

 

OJ 2004, 223

 

OJ 2005, 295


 

A r t i c l e 65 EPC

 

Agreement on the application of Article 65 EPC

 

OJ 2001, 549


 

A r t i c l e 75 EPC

 

1.

Termination of the Administrative Agreement between the DPMA and the EPO

 

OJ 2005, 444

 

OJ 2005, 248

 

2.

Vienna sub-office not a filing office

 

OJ 1992, 183

 

3.

Accelerated prosecution of European patent applications - 'PACE'

 

OJ 2001, 459

 

4.

New patent application numbering system (see R. 24(2) EPC)

 

OJ 2001, 465


 

A r t i c l e 79 EPC

 

1.

Extension of European patents

 

1.1

Extension of European patents to Slovenia

 

OJ 1994, 75

 

OJ 1999, 183

 

1.2

Extension of European patents to Latvia and Lithuania

 

OJ 1994, 201

 

OJ 1994, 527

 

OJ 1995, 345

 

1.3

Extension of European patents to Albania

 

OJ 1995, 803

 

OJ 1996, 82

 

1.4

Extension of European patents to Macedonia

 

OJ 1997, 345

 

OJ 1997, 538

 

1.5

Extension of European patents to Croatia

 

OJ 2004, 117

 

1.6

Extension of European patents to Serbia and Montenegro

 

OJ 2004, 563

 

1.7

Extension of European patents to Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

OJ 2004, 619

 

2.

More time to pay designation fees

 

OJ 1997, 79

 

3.

New patent law in Hong Kong

 

OJ 1997, 429

 

4.

Registration of European patents (UK) in overseas states or territories

 

OJ 2004, 179


 

A r t i c l e 87(1) EPC

 

Priority conferring effect of the US 'provisional application for patent'

 

OJ 1996, 81


 

A r t i c l e 93 EPC

 

1.

Changes in EPO publications

 

OJ 1997, 479

 

2.

Notice concerning the publication of 'extension states' on A and B document

 

OJ 1997, 115

 

3.

Paragraph numbering in European patent documents

 

OJ 1998, 598

 

4.

Advance ordering of additional patent specifications

 

OJ 1987, 242

 

5.

New publication system for corrections to A and B documents

 

OJ 2001, 117


 

A r t i c l e 97(6) EPC

 

Acceleration of the proceedings

 

OJ 1995, 841


 

A r t i c l e 98 EPC

 

New publication system for corrections to A and B documents

 

OJ 2001, 117


 

A r t i c l e 99 EPC

 

1.

Note on opposition procedure in the EPO

 

OJ 2001, 148

 

2.

Accelerated processing of oppositions

 

OJ 1998, 361


 

A r t i c l e 106 EPC

 

Accelerated processing before the boards of appeal

 

OJ 1998, 362


 

A r t i c l e 116 EPC

 

1.

Sound recording devices in oral proceedings

 

OJ 1986, 63

 

2.

Oral proceedings before the EPO

 

OJ 2000, 456

 

3.

Interpretation in oral proceedings

 

OJ 1994, 583

 

4.

Communication concerning the obligation to give notice before boards of appeal

 

OJ 1995, 489

 

5.

Interviews and oral proceedings to be held as a video conference

 

OJ 1997, 572


 

A r t i c l e 127 EPC

 

1.

Internet access to the Online European Patent Register

 

OJ 2001, 249

 

2.

New tool for use with the European Patent Register online

 

OJ 2003, 23

 

3.

Use of the Online European Patent Register

 

OJ 2003, 69

 

4.

Free subscription to the online services

 

OJ 1995, 235

 

5.

Register of European Patents on-line; further user possibilities

 

OJ 1997, 576

 

6.

Register Plus, the new way of accessing the Online European Patent Register and Online Public File Inspection

 

OJ 2005, 326


 

A r t i c l e 129 EPC

 

1.

Changes in the European Patent Bulletin

 

OJ 1983, 459

 

OJ 1986, 63

 

OJ 1988, 37

 

2.

Two-letter country codes

 

OJ 1994, 412


 

A r t i c l e 134(2) EPC

 

Use of titles by Professional Representatives before the EPO

 

OJ 1979, 452


 

A r t i c l e 134(8) EPC

 

1.

General regulations for professional representatives

 

1.1

Establishment of an Institute of Professional Representatives consolid. version

 

OJ 1997, 350 with Corrections according to OJ 1997, 130, OJ 2002, 429 and OJ 2004, 361

 

1.2

Code of Professional Conduct - epi

 

OJ 2003, 523

 

OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ No. 1/2005, page 1

 

OJ 2005, Suppl. to No. 1/2005, page 49

 

2.

Regulations on discipline

 

2.1

Decision amending the Arrangements for deposit accounts

 

OJ 1978, 91

 

2.2

Regulation on discipline for professional representatives

 

OJ 1980, 176

 

2.3

Additional rules of procedure of the Disciplinary Board of the EPO

 

OJ 1980, 177

 

2.4

Additional rules of procedure of the Disciplinary Board of the EPO

 

OJ 1980, 183

 

2.5

Additional rules of procedure of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the EPO

 

OJ 1980, 188

 

2.6

Notice concerning decisions taken by the Disciplinary Board of Appeal

 

OJ 1998, 211

 

3.

European qualifying examination

 

3.1

Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 1

 

3.2.1

Implementing provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examination

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 14

 

3.2.2

Qualifications required for enrolment for the European qualifying examination

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 17

 

3.2.3

Decision of the Examination Board regarding the distribution of marks

 

OJ 2005, 393

 

3.3

Instructions to candidates concerning the conduct of the examination

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 21

 

3.4

Instructions to candidates for preparing their answers

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 25

 

3.5

Instructions to invigilators

 

OJ 2005, Supplement to OJ 12/2005, page 31


 

A r t i c l e 142 EPC

 

Designation of Contracting States for the 'subsequent choice of a Community Patent'

 

OJ 1991, 623


 

A r t i c l e 149 EPC

 

Treaty between Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Patent Protection

 

OJ 1980, 407


 

A r t i c l e 150 EPC

 

1.

Amendment of PCT Regulations

 

OJ 1997, 592

 

2.

Amendment of PCT Regulations

 

OJ 1998, 332

 

3.

The International Bureau of WIPO

 

OJ 1993, 764

 

4.

Access to PCT files

 

OJ 1999, 329

 

5.

Access to PCT files

 

OJ 2003, 382

 

6.

Amended Agreement between EPO and WIPO

 

OJ 2001, 601

 

7.

Changes in respect of PCT applications

 

OJ 2003, 574

 

8.

EPO discontinues its rationalised international preliminary examination procedure

 

OJ 2004, 305

 

9.

Refund of search fees

 

OJ 2003, 631

 

10.

Revised amounts of the refund of search fees

 

OJ 2005, 463

 

11.

Revised amounts of the refund of search fees (France)

 

OJ 2006, 111

 

12.

Limitation of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

 

OJ 2002, 52

 

13.

Limitation of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

 

OJ 2005, 149

 

14.

Partial lifting of the limitation on the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

 

OJ 2003, 633

 

15.

Limitation of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

 

OJ 2002, 175

 

16.

Carrying out of international-type searches

 

OJ 1999, 300

 

17.

Business methods

 

OJ 2002, 260


 

A r t i c l e 150(2) EPO

 

Language of correspondence under the PCT

 

OJ 1993, 540


 

A r t i c l e 151 EPC

 

1.

Time for payment of the fees for international applications

 

OJ 1978, 271

 

2.1

Late payment fee under Rule 16bis.2 PCT

 

OJ 1992, 383

 

2.2

Late payment fee under Rule 58bis.2 PCT

 

OJ 1998, 282

 

3.

Filing of authorisations with the EPO as receiving Office

 

OJ 1994, 538


 

A r t i c l e 153 EPC

 

1.

Guide for applicants - part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO - 'euro-PCT'

 

OJ 1999, 747

 

2.

EPO Form 1200 for entry into the regional phase before EPO

 

OJ 2003, 587


 

A r t i c l e 154 EPC

 

1.

Protest procedure under the PCT

 

OJ 2005, 226

 

2.

Agreements

 

2.1

Agreement with Netherland on international-type searches

 

OJ 1979, 463

 

2.2

Implementation of PCT Rule 48.3(b) - Agreements with the Belgian Patent Office

 

OJ 1981, 531

 

3.

Specification of the EPO as International Searching Authority by

 

3.1

EPO as International Searching Authority by the US Patent and Trademark Office

 

OJ 1982, 323

 

OJ 1987, 266

 

OJ 1990, 443

 

3.2

EPO as International Searching Authority by the Japanese Patent Office

 

OJ 1985, 331

 

OJ 1990, 443

 

3.3

EPO as International Searching Authority by the Polish Patent Office

 

OJ 1991, 124

 

3.4

Fee reduction in favour of nationals of certain states

 

OJ 2000, 446


 

A r t i c l e 155 EPC

 

1.

Review panels for the protest procedure under the PCT

 

OJ 1992, 547

 

2.

Date on which the preliminary examination fee is payable to the EPO

 

OJ 1979, 427

 

3.

PCT request form and the demand form for international preliminary examination

 

OJ 1993, 103

 

4.

Guide for applicants - part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO - 'euro-PCT'

 

OJ 1999, 747

 

4.1

Rationalisation of international preliminary examination procedure at the EPO

 

OJ 2001, 539

 

4.2

Spain to be bound by Chapter II of the PCT

 

OJ 1997, 394

 

4.3

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office as an International Preliminary Examining Authority

 

OJ 2003, 383

 

5.1

Withdrawal by the USA of the reservation concerning Chapter II PCT

 

OJ 1987, 266

 

5.2

EPO as IPEA by the US Patent and Trademark Office

 

OJ 1990, 443

 

5.3

EPO as International Preliminary Examining Authority by the Japanese Patent Office

 

OJ 1985, 331

 

5.4

EPO as International Preliminary Examining Authority by the Japanese Patent Office

 

OJ 1990, 443

 

5.5

EPO as International Preliminary Examining Authority by the Polish Patent Office

 

OJ 1991, 124


 

A r t i c l e 156 EPC

 

1.

Guide for applicants - part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO - 'euro-PCT'

 

OJ 1999, 747

 

2.

EPO form 1200 for entry of regional phase before EPO as designated or elected Office'

 

OJ 2003, 587


 

A r t i c l e 157(3) EPC

 

1.

Reducing the fee for the supplementary European search where the international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office, by the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office or by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office

 

OJ 2005, 422, OJ 2005, 546

 

2.

Reducing the fee for the supplementary European search where the international search report was drawn up by the Austrian Patent Office, by the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office or by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office

 

OJ 2006, 13

 

3.

Search fee for the supplementary European search is to be reduced

 

OJ 2005, 548

 

4.

Search and examination fees

 

OJ 2005, 577

 

5.

Introduction of the extended European search report

 

OJ 2005, 435

 

6.

Fee reduction by designated/elected Offices where the EPO has acted as ISA or IPEA

 

OJ 1994, 691


 

A r t i c l e 158(2) EPC

 

EPO as Designated Office waives the requirement to furnish a copy of the international application, even if not transmitted by the International Bureau - Art. 22(1), Rule 49.1(a bis) PCT

 

PCT Gazette 14/1986, 2367


 

A r t i c l e 163 EPC

 

Expiry of the transitional period provided for in Article 163, paragraph 1

 

OJ 1978, 327


 

A r t i c l e 167 EPC

 

1.

Expiry of the reservations by Austria

 

OJ 1987, 426

 

2.

Expiry of the reservations by Spain and Greece

 

OJ 1992, 301