II. DECISIONS BASED ON RULES OF THE IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS OF THE EPC


 

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ANCILLARY REGULATIONS   Foreword
II. DECISIONS BASED ON RULES OF THE IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS OF THE EPC I. DECISIONS BASED ON ARTICLES OF THE EPC, AND NOTICES III. DECISIONS BASED ON THE RULES RELATING TO FEES

 

II. DECISIONS BASED ON RULES OF THE IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS OF THE EPC



 

R u l e 1(2) EPC

 

Language of correspondence under the PCT

 

OJ 1993, 540


 

R u l e 2(1) EPC

 

Communication concerning the obligation to give notice in proceedings

 

OJ 1995, 489


 

R u l e 9(2) EPC

 

1.

Responsibilities of the Legal Division

 

OJ 1989, 177

 

2.

Correspondence with the Legal Division

 

OJ 1990, 404


 

R u l e 9(3) EPC

 

Entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties

 

OJ 1999, 504


 

R u l e 10(2) EPC

 

Transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal

 

OJ 1985, 249 as amended OJ 2002, 590


 

R u l e 17(3) EPC

 

Renouncing the Notification to the inventor

 

OJ 1991, 266


 

R u l e 24(1) EPC

 

1.

Notice concerning the cancellation of telex numbers

 

OJ 2004, 374

 

2.

Correspondence with the Office via e-mail

 

OJ 1999, 509

 

3.

Notice concerning correspondence with the Office via e-mail

 

OJ 2000, 458

 

4.

Decision on the electronic filing of patent applications

 

OJ 2002, 543

 

5.

Decision on the electronic filing of patent applications

 

OJ 2002, 545

 

6.

Electronic filing of patent applications with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)

 

OJ 2004, 270

 

7.

Electronic filing of documents within the meaning of Rule 36 EPC

 

OJ 2003, 609

 

8.

European application in XML format using PatXML

 

OJ 2003, 610

 

9.

Mail addressed to the EPO

 

OJ 2005, 363

 

10.

Notice concerning the filing of patent applications by facsimile

 

OJ 1995, 490

 

11.

Decision on the use of facsimile for filing patent applications

 

OJ 2005, 41

 

12.

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 6 December 2004 concerning the filing of patent applications and other documents

 

OJ 2005, 44

 

13.

Notice concerning the discontinuation of EP-EASY project

 

OJ 2002, 515

 

14.

Beta-test of the PCT-EASY software for the filing of international applications

 

OJ 1998, 143

 

15.

EASY for international applications

 

OJ 1999, 165


 

R u l e 24(2) EPC

 

New patent application numbering system

 

OJ 2001, 465


 

R u l e 24(4) EPC

 

Notice concerning EPO confirmation of receipt

 

OJ 1990, 306


 

R u l e 26(2)(b) EPC

 

Notice concerning the amendment of the title of the invention

 

OJ 1991, 224


 

R u l e 27a EPC

 

1.

Presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequences

 

OJ 1998, Suppl. No. 2 to OJ 11/1998, p. 59

 

2.

Late furnishing fee under Rule 13ter PCT

 

OJ 2005, 225

 

3.

Notice concerning the computer program PatentIn

 

OJ 1992, 312


 

R u l e 28 EPC

 

1.

Declaration by the EPO specified in Article 9 of the Budapest Treaty

 

OJ 1980, 380

 

2.

Recognition of microbiological experts for the purpose of Rule 28 EPC

 

OJ 1981, 359

 

3.

European patent applications and patents - micro-organisms

 

OJ 1986, 269

 

4.

Micro-organisms - Budapest Treaty

 

OJ 1991, 461

 

5.

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

 

OJ 1996, 596


 

R u l e 28(4) EPC

 

Procedure for informing the EPO that the 'expert' option has been chosen

 

OJ 1981, 358


 

R u l e 28a EPC

 

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

 

OJ 1996, 596


 

R u l e 32 EPC

 

Filing of drawings

 

OJ 1994, 74


 

R u l e 35 EPC

 

OCR-readable patent applications

 

OJ 1993, 59


 

R u l e 35(2) EPC

 

Number of copies to be filed of the documents making up the European patent applications

 

OJ 2001, 563


 

R u l e 36(5) EPC

 

1.

Notice concerning the filing of patent applications by facsimile

 

OJ 1995, 490

 

2.

Beta-test of the PCT-EASY software for the filing of international applications

 

OJ 1998, 143


 

R u l e 37(1) EPC

 

Instructions for paying renewal fees

 

OJ 1980, 101 and OJ 1984, 272


 

R u l e 38(3) and (4) EPC

 

1.

Application of Rule 38 (3)(4) EPC to European divisional applications

 

OJ 1979, 290

 

2.

Decision on the filing of priority documents

 

OJ 1999, 80

 

3.

Electronic filing of priority documents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

OJ 2004, 562

 

4.

Decision on the inclusion of priority documents in the files

 

OJ 2000, 227


 

R u l e 38(5) EPC

 

Requirement to file a translation of the previous application

 

OJ 2002, 192


 

R u l e 44 EPC

 

1.

Annex to the European search report

 

OJ 1982, 448

 

2.

Publication of the annex to the European search report

 

OJ 1999, 90

 

3.

Pilot project concerning an Extended European Search Report

 

OJ 2004, 375


 

R u l e 44a EPC

 

Introduction of the extended European search report

 

OJ 2005, 435


 

R u l e 48 EPC

 

1.

Publication of Eur. patent applic. whose deemed withdrawal has not yet become definitive

 

OJ 1990, 455

 

2.

Completion of the technical preparations for publication

 

OJ 1993, 55

 

3.

Withdrawal of the application to prevent publication

 

OJ 1993, 56


 

R u l e 49 EPC

 

1.

Cover page of the patent specification

 

OJ 1981, 74

 

2.

Decision concerning the publication of European patent applications in electronic form

 

OJ 2000, 367

 

3.

Notice concerning the publication of European patent applications

 

OJ 2000, 368

 

4.

Decision concerning the form of publication of European patent applications, search reports and patent specifications

 

OJ 2005, 124

 

5.

Notice concerning the introduction of electronic publication of European patent applications (A-documents) and (B-documents)

 

OJ 2005, 126


 

R u l e 51 EPC

 

Amendment of Rule 25(1), Rule 29(2) and Rule 51 EPC

 

OJ 2002, 112


 

R u l e 51(4) EPC

 

Notice dated 22 December 2004 concerning the changes to Rule 51(4) EPC

 

OJ 2005, 129


 

R u l e 53 EPC

 

Notice concerning the form of European patent specifications

 

OJ 1984, 88


 

R u l e 54 EPC

 

Decision concerning the content and form of the certificate for a European patent

 

OJ 2005, 122


 

R u l e 58 EPC

 

Application of Rule 58(4) in opposition proceedings

 

OJ 1989, 393


 

R u l e 71 EPC

 

Acknowledgement of receipt for summonses to oral proceedings

 

OJ 1991, 577


 

R u l e 74(4) EPC

 

Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts

 

OJ 1983, 100


 

R u l e 77(1) EPC

 

EPO Seals

 

OJ 2003, 612


 

R u l e 78 EPC

 

Use of an address for correspondence by applicants without representative

 

OJ 1980, 397


 

R u l e 80 EPC

 

Public notification

 

OJ 1980, 36


 

R u l e 84 EPC

 

1.

Length of time-limits to be fixed under Article 96(2)

 

OJ 1979, 289

 

2.

Length of time-limits to be fixed under Article 96(2)

 

OJ 1980, 68

 

3.

Extensions of time periods in Examination and Opposition Proceedings

 

OJ 1989, 180


 

R u l e 84a EPC

 

Application of Rule 84a EPC on the late receipt of documents

 

OJ 2003, 283


 

R u l e 85(1) EPC

 

1.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 1998

 

OJ 1997, 537

 

2.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 1999

 

OJ 1998, 554

 

3.

Closing of the European Patent Office on 3rd and 4th January 2000

 

OJ 1999, 572

 

4.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2000

 

OJ 1999, 695

 

5.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2001

 

OJ 2000, 506

 

6.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2002

 

OJ 2001, 523

 

7.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2003

 

OJ 2002, 549

 

8.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open

 

OJ 2003, 507

 

9.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2004

 

OJ 2003, 566

 

10.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2005

 

OJ 2004, 449

 

11.

Extension of time-limits on days where the EPO filing office is not open - List 2006

 

OJ 2005, 477


 

R u l e 85(2) EPC

 

1.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (DE)

 

OJ 1990, 304

 

2.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (GR)

 

OJ 1991, 57

 

3.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (UK)

 

OJ 1991, 266

 

4.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (DE)

 

OJ 1992, 306

 

5.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (UK)

 

OJ 1993, 459

 

6.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (UK)

 

OJ 1993, 636

 

7.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (DE)

 

OJ 1994, 583

 

8.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (PT)

 

OJ 1994, 952

 

9.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (FR)

 

OJ 1996, 81

 

10.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (FR)

 

OJ 1996, 150

 

11.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (GB)

 

OJ 1997, 32

 

12.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (DE)

 

OJ 1997, 214

 

13.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (DE)

 

OJ 1998, 256

 

14.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (US)

 

OJ 2001, 563

 

15.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (UK)

 

OJ 2003, 581

 

16.

General interruptions in the delivery of mail (IE)

 

OJ 2004, 323


 

R u l e 85(3) EPC

 

Holidays observed by EPO filing offices and the national patent authorities in 2006

 

OJ 2006, 92


 

R u l e 85(5) EPC

 

1.

Dislocation in the delivery of mail on account of civil disorder etc.

 

OJ 2005, 476

 

2.

Dislocation in the delivery of mail on account of civil disorder etc.

 

OJ 2005, 519


 

R u l e 92(2) EPC

 

Recording of certain information in the Register of European Patents

 

OJ 1983, 458

 

OJ 1986, 61

 

OJ 1986, 327


 

R u l e 93(d) EPC

 

Parts of the file excluded from inspection

 

OJ 2001, 458


 

R u l e 94 EPC

 

1.

File inspections

 

OJ 2003, 370

 

2.

Decision on revising the Office's fees and costs

 

OJ 2003, 371

 

3.

File inspections

 

OJ 2003, 373


 

R u l e 95a(1) EPC

 

1.

Keeping of files relating to European patent applications and patents

 

OJ 1990, 365

 

2.

Decision concerning phased implementation and use of PHOENIX electronic file system

 

OJ 1998, 360


 

R u l e 101(1) EPC

 

1.

Filing of authorisations

 

OJ 1991, 489

 

2.

Filing of authorisations with the EPO as receiving Office

 

OJ 1994, 538


 

R u l e 101(3) EPC

 

General authorisations

 

OJ 1985, 42

 

OJ 1986, 327


 

R u l e 101(9) EPC

 

Authorisation of an association

 

OJ 1979, 92


 

R u l e 108 EPC

 

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2004 concerning the changes to Rule 108 EPC

 

OJ 2005, 130


 

R u l e 111(2) EPC

 

1.

Decision on the filing of priority documents

 

OJ 1999, 80

 

2.

Decision on the inclusion of priority documents in the files

 

OJ 2000, 227