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3. Date of payment

Where an amount is paid into or transferred to a bank account held by the Office, under Art. 7(1) RFees (formerly Art. 8(1) RFees) the date on which the amount of the payment or transfer is actually entered in its account is considered to be the date on which the payment has been made to the Office. Thus, where an appeal fee was mistakenly transferred to a bank account held by the German Patent Office (GPO), neither the date on which the transfer was entered in the GPO's account nor the date on which the order to transfer the amount to the GPO was issued could be taken into account to establish whether a fee due to the EPO had been paid in due time (see T 45/94 and T 1130/98).