Judgment No. 3891
The complaints are dismissed.
The complainants impugn the final decision of the EPO Administrative Council rejecting their requests for review of the Council’s decision CA/D 10/14.
correction of complaint; time bar; summary procedure
Considerations 3 and 4
The complaints were filed within the time frame set forth by Article VII, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Tribunal, but required some correction. The Registrar called upon the complainants to correct them within a period of time set in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Rules. However, the complainants missed the deadline for corrections and filed their submissions late without any explanation. They did not avail themselves of the possibility of requesting an extension of the time limit for the corrections.
As the Tribunal stated in Judgment 3556, under 7, “[u]nless the complaint is corrected (that is, rendered conformable with the Rules) within the extended period [...] notified by the Registrar, then it remains deficient”.
ILOAT reference: Article VII, paragraph 2, of the Statute ; Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Rules
ILOAT Judgment(s): 3556
correction of complaint; time bar