Filing direct or by post
In principle, the date of filing accorded to an application filed with the EPO direct or by post is the date of handing over or receipt respectively at an EPO filing office. Automated mailboxes are installed in Munich (in "Kohlstrasse" and "Zollstrasse") and Berlin next to the EPO building. These automated mailboxes may be used at any time. In The Hague documents may be handed to the porter in the main building at any time.
WIPO PCT Guide Vol. I/B2
OJ 2007, Spec.Ed.3, A.1, A.2
OJ 2010, 642
WIPO PCT Guide Vol. I/B2

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