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


 

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


Article 7 OJ 1990, 492

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 October 1990 concerning the integration of INPADOC into the European Patent Office

Article 10(2)

Article 10(2) OJ 1989, 218

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 May 1989 on the setting up of a Filing Office in the Berlin sub-office of the European Patent Office

Article 10(2) OJ 1991, 223

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 March 1991 on the setting up of a filing office in the Munich building "Pschorrhφfe"

Article 20

Article 20 OJ 1989, 177

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 March 1989 concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division

Article 20 OJ 1990, 404

Notice of the Vice-President, Directorate-General 5 of the European Patent Office dated 5 July 1990 concerning correspondence with the Legal Division

Article 23(4)

Article 23(4) OJ 2003, 58

Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2002 approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office

Article 23(4) OJ 2003, 61

Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2002 approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office

Article 23(4) OJ 2003, 89

RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL

Article 23(4) OJ 1985, 249

Decision of the Presidential Council of the Boards of Appeal dated 31 May 1985 concerning the transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal

Article 23(4) OJ 2003, 419

Guidance for parties to appeal proceedings and their representatives

Article 33

Article 33 OJ 1978, 201

DECISION of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 24 February 1978 on the authenticity in the three languages of the European Patent Office of the texts of decisions taken by the Administrative Council

Article 33 OJ 1996, 596

Notice dated 1 October 1996 concerning the main amendments to Rules 28 and 28a EPC

Article 39 OJ 1984, 296

Decision of the Administrative Council of 8 June 1984 on the proportion of renewal fees for European patents to be remitted to the European Patent Organisation

Article 55(1)(b) OJ 1979, 159 International Exhibitions

International Exhibitions as referred to in Article 55 EPC

Article 65 OJ 2001, 549

Agreement dated 17 October 2001 on the application of Article 65 EPC

Article 75

Article 75 OJ 2005, 444

Termination of the Administrative Agreement between the DPMA and the EPO concerning receipt of documents and payments

Article 75 OJ 2005, 248

Notice regarding the Administrative Agreement between the DPMA and the EPO concerning receipt of documents

Article 75 OJ 1992, 183

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 March 1992 concerning the Vienna sub-office

Article 75 OJ 2001, 459

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 October 2001 concerning the programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications - PACE

Article 75 OJ 2001, 465

Notice dated 1 October 2001 concerning new patent application numbering system for 2002

Article 79

Article 79 OJ 1994, 75

Extension of European patents to Slovenia

Article 79 OJ 1999, 183

Extension of European patents to Slovenia

Article 79 OJ 1994, 201

Extension of European patents to Latvia and Lithuania

Article 79 OJ 1994, 527

Extension of European patents to Lithuania

Article 79 OJ 1995, 345

Extension of European patents to Latvia

Article 79 OJ 1995, 803

Extension of European patents to Albania

Article 79 OJ 1996, 82

Extension of European patents to Albania

Article 79 OJ 1997, 345

Extension of European patents to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Article 79 OJ 1997, 538

Extension of European patents to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Article 79 OJ 2004, 117

Extension of European patents to the Republic of Croatia (HR)

Article 79 OJ 2004, 563

Extension of European patents to Serbia and Montenegro (YU)

Article 79 OJ 2004, 619

Extension of European patents to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)

Article 79 OJ 1997, 79

More time to pay designation fees

Article 79 OJ 1997, 429

New patent law in Hong Kong

Article 79 OJ 2004, 179

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

Article 87(1) OJ 1996, 81

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 January 1996 concerning the priority conferring effect of the US "provisional application for patent"

Article 93

Article 93 OJ 1997, 479

Changes in EPO publications

Article 93 OJ 1997, 115

Notice dated 23 January 1997 concerning the publication of "extension states" on A and B document title pages and in the Register and Patent Bulletin

Article 93 OJ 1998, 598

Introduction of paragraph numbering in European patent documents

Article 93 OJ 1987, 242

Notice of the EPO dated 30 June 1987 concerning advance ordering of additional patent specifications

Article 93 OJ 2001, 117

New publication system for corrections to A and B documents

Article 97(6) OJ 1995, 841

Notice dated 1 December 1995 concerning the application of Article 97(6) EPC - Acceleration of the proceedings

Article 98 OJ 2001, 117

New publication system for corrections to A and B documents

Article 99

Article 99 OJ 2001, 148

Opposition procedure in the EPO

Article 99 OJ 1998, 361

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 May 1998 concerning accelerated processing of oppositions where infringement proceedings have been instituted

Article 106

Article 106 OJ 1998, 362

Notice from the Vice-President Directorate-General 3 dated 19 May 1998 concerning accelerated processing before the boards of appeal

Article 116

Article 116 OJ 1986, 63

Notice of the Vice-Presidents Directorates-General 2 and 3 dated 25 February 1986 concerning sound recording devices in oral proceedings before the EPO

Article 116 OJ 2000, 456

Notice of the Vice-Presidents Directorates-General 2 and 3 dated 1 September 2000 concerning oral proceedings before the EPO

Article 116 OJ 1994, 583

Interpretation in oral proceedings

Article 116 OJ 1995, 489

Communication from the Vice-President, Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office, dated 19 May 1995 concerning the obligation to give notice pursuant to Rule 2(1), first sentence, EPC in proceedings before the boards of appeal (use of an alternative official language in oral proceedings)

Article 116 OJ 1997, 572

Information concerning interviews and oral proceedings to be held as a video conference

Article 127

Article 127 OJ 2001, 249

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 May 2001 about Internet access to the Online European Patent Register

Article 127 OJ 2003, 23

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 December 2002 concerning a new tool for use with the European Patent Register online

Article 127 OJ 2003, 69

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 February 2003 concerning use of the Online European Patent Register

Article 127 OJ 1995, 235

Free subscription to the on-line services of the European Patent Office

Article 127 OJ 1997, 576

Register of European Patents on-line: further user possibilities

Article 127 OJ 2005, 326

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 March 2005 concerning Register Plus, the new way of accessing the Online European Patent Register and Online Public File Inspection

Article 129

Article 129 OJ 1983, 459

Changes in the European Patent Bulletin

Article 129 OJ 1986, 63

Amendments and additions to the European Patent Bulletin

Article 129 OJ 1988, 37

Amendments and additions to the European Patent Bulletin

Article 129 OJ 1994, 412

Two-letter country codes

Article 134(2) OJ 1979, 452

REPRESENTATION Recommendation on the use of titles by Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Article 134(8)

Article 134(8) OJ 1997, 350

Regulation on the establishment of an institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 2003, 523

Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ No. 1/2005, page 1

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 December 2004 concerning the publication of a revised version of the arrangements for deposit accounts and their annexes

Article 134(8) OJ 1978, 91

REPRESENTATION Regulation on discipline for professional representatives

Article 134(8) OJ 1980, 176

REPRESENTATION Decision of the Administrative Council of 6 June 1980 approving the Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office and of the Disciplinary Board of the European Patent Office and of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 1980, 177

REPRESENTATION Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 1980, 183

REPRESENTATION Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 1980, 188

REPRESENTATION Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office

Article 134(8) OJ 1998, 211

Notice from the Vice-President, Directorate-General 3 concerning decisions taken by the Disciplinary Board of Appeal

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 1

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Decision of the Administrative Council of 9 December 1993 adopting a new Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 14

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Implementing provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examination

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 17

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Decision of the Examination Board of 19 May 1994 adopting Instructions concerning the qualifications required for enrolment for the European qualifying examination

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, 393

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Decision of the Examination Board of 20 January 2005

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 21

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Instructions to candidates concerning the conduct of the examination

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 25

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Instructions to candidates for preparing their answers

Article 134(8) OJ 2005, Suppl. to OJ 12/2005, page 31

EUROPEAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Instructions to invigilators

Article 142 OJ 1991, 623

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 11 November 1991 concerning the designation of Contracting States in European patent applications in connection with the "subsequent choice of a Community patent" option (Article 82 CPC)

Article 149 OJ 1980, 407

Treaty between the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on Patent Protection (Patent Treaty) of 22 December 1978

Article 150

Article 150 OJ 1997, 592

PCT Amendment of PCT Regulations

Article 150 OJ 1998, 332

PCT Amendments to the PCT Regulations which will enter into force on or after 1 July 1998

Article 150 OJ 1993, 764

PCT The International Bureau of WIPO as alternative receiving Office under the PCT - changes to PCT regulations

Article 150 OJ 1999, 329

Access to PCT files

Article 150 OJ 2003, 382

Access to PCT files

Article 150 OJ 2001, 601

PCT Amended Agreement

Article 150 OJ 2003, 574

PCT Changes in respect of PCT applications filed as of 1 January 2004

Article 150 OJ 2004, 305

PCT EPO discontinues its rationalised international preliminary examination procedure (OJ EPO 2001, 539)

Article 150 OJ 2003, 631

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 30 November 2003 concerning refund of search fees

Article 150 OJ 2005, 463

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning revised amounts of the refund of search fees in the light of the introduction of the extended European search report as from 1 July 2005

Article 150 OJ 2006, 111

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 January 2006 concerning revised amounts of the refund of search fees in the light of the new working agreement with France as from 1 January 2006

Article 150 OJ 2002, 52

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 November 2001 concerning limitation of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

Article 150 OJ 2005, 149

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 November 2001 concerning limitation of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

Article 150 OJ 2003, 633

PCT Notice from the European Patent Office dated 31 October 2003 concerning the partial lifting of the limitation on the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

Article 150 OJ 2002, 175

PCT Information from the European Patent Office concerning limitations of the EPO's competence as a PCT authority

Article 150 OJ 1999, 300

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 March 1999 concerning the carrying out of international-type searches and the setting of a new fee for such searches

Article 150 OJ 2002, 260

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 March 2002 concerning business methods

Article 150(2) OJ 1993, 540

PCT Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 June 1993 concerning the language of correspondence with the EPO as an International Authority under the PCT

Article 151

Article 151 OJ 1978, 271

PCT Time for payment of the basic fee and the search fee for international applications

Article 151 OJ 1992, 383

PCT Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 June 1992 concerning the late payment fee under Rule 16bis.2 PCT

Article 151 OJ 1998, 282

PCT Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 February 1998 concerning the late-payment fee under Rule 58bis.2 PCT

Article 151 OJ 1994, 538

PCT Notice Concerning the filing of authorisations with the EPO as receiving Office for international applications (Rule 90.4 PCT)

Article 153

Article 153 OJ 1999, 747

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

Article 153 OJ 2003, 587

Notice dated 10 December 2003 concerning revised Form 1200

Article 154

Article 154 OJ 2005, 226

PCT Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 March 2005 concerning the protest procedure under the PCT (lack of unity)

Article 154 OJ 1979, 463

PCT Agreement concluded on 16 August 1979 between the President of the EPO and the President of the NETHERLANDS PATENT OFFICE on the procedure applicable to the performance of international-type searches for the NETHERLANDS PATENT OFFICE carried out by the European Patent Office as International Searching Authority under the PCT

Article 154 OJ 1981, 531

PCT Administrative Agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the BELGIAN INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OFFICE on the implementation of PCT Rule 48.3(b)

Article 154 OJ 1982, 323

PCT Specification of the EPO as an International Searching Authority by the US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

Article 154 OJ 1987, 266

PCT Withdrawal by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA of the reservation concerning Chapter II PCT (International Preliminary Examination)

Article 154 OJ 1990, 443

PCT The EPO as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (for the US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE)

Article 154 OJ 1985, 331

PCT Specification of the EPO as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority by the JAPANESE PATENT OFFICE

Article 154 OJ 1990, 443

PCT The EPO as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for the JAPANESE PATENT OFFICE)

Article 154 OJ 1991, 124

PCT Specification of the EPO as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority by the POLISH PATENT OFFICE

Article 154 OJ 2000, 446

Decision of the Administrative Council of 11 October 2000 concerning the reduction of the fees for the international search and the preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states

Article 155

Article 155 OJ 1979, 427

PCT Decision of the President of the European Patent Office of 11 October 1979, concerning the date on which the preliminary examination fee is payable to the European Patent Office as an International Preliminary Examining Authority

Article 155 OJ 1993, 103

Updating of the PCT request form (PCT/RO/101) (January 1993) and the demand form for international preliminary examination (PCT/IPEA/401) (January 1993)

Article 155 OJ 1999, 747

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

Article 155 OJ 2001, 539

PCT Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 November 2001 concerning rationalisation of international preliminary examination procedure at the EPO

Article 155 OJ 1997, 394

PCT Spain to be bound by Chapter II of the PCT

Article 155 OJ 2003, 383

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office as an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA)

Article 155 OJ 1987, 266

PCT Withdrawal by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA of the reservation concerning Chapter II PCT (International Preliminary Examination)

Article 155 OJ 1990, 443

PCT The EPO as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (for the US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE)

Article 155 OJ 1985, 331

PCT Specification of the EPO as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority by the JAPANESE PATENT OFFICE

Article 155 OJ 1990, 443

PCT The EPO as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for the JAPANESE PATENT OFFICE)

Article 155 OJ 1991, 124

PCT Specification of the EPO as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority by the POLISH PATENT OFFICE

Article 156

Article 156 OJ 1999, 747

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

Article 156 OJ 2003, 587

PCT Notice dated 10 December 2003 concerning revised Form 1200

Article 157(3)

Article 157(3) OJ 2005, 422, OJ 2005, 546

Decision of the Administrative Council of 10 June 2005 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 and Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2005 clarifying Article 2

Article 157(3) OJ 2006, 13

Decision of the Administrative Council of 15 December 2005 adjusting the decision of 10 June 2005 (CA/D 3/05 as formulated in CA/D 6/05 of 27 October 2005) 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

Article 157(3) OJ 2005, 548

Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 October 2005 concerning cases where the search fee for the supplementary European search is to be reduced

Article 157(3) OJ 2005, 577

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 October 2005 concerning search and examination fees

Article 157(3) OJ 2005, 435

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning new Rule 44a EPC (introduction of the extended European search report), amendments to Articles 2 and 10 RFees and reduction of the search fee for supplementary European search reports under Article 157(3)(b) EPC

Article 157(3) OJ 1994, 691

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

Article 158(2) PCT Gazette 14/1986, 2367

Article 163 OJ 1978, 327

Decision of the Administrative Council of 6 July 1978 on the expiry of the transitional period provided for in Article 163, paragraph 1, of the European Patent Convention

Article 167

Article 167 OJ 1987, 426

Expiry of the reservations by Austria under Article 167 EPC

Article 167 OJ 1992, 301

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 May 1992 concerning reservations entered by Spain and Greece under Article 167 EPC