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The European Patent Convention


Rule 127[ 116 ]
Notification by means of electronic communication

Notification may be effected by means of electronic communication as determined by the President of the European Patent Office and under the conditions laid down by him. 
Where notification is effected by means of electronic communication, the electronic document shall be deemed to be delivered to the addressee on the tenth day following its transmission, unless it has failed to reach its destination or has reached its destination at a later date; in the event of any dispute, it shall be incumbent on the European Patent Office to establish that the electronic document has reached its destination or to establish the date on which it reached its destination, as the case may be. 
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/14 of 15.10.2014 (OJ EPO 2015, A17), entered into force on 01.04.2015.
See notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2015, A36.
See the decision of the President of the EPO concerning the pilot project to introduce new means of electronic communication in EPO proceedings, OJ EPO 2015, A28.

Art. 119

Version history +
13.12.2007 - 31.03.2015 
Decision of the Administrative Council of 07.12.2006 (CA/D 10/06), (OJ EPO 2007, 8 and Special edition 1/2007)
01.04.2015 - 
CA/D 6/14 (OJ EPO 2015, A17)
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EPC EPC 1973
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