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The European Patent Convention


Rule 129
Public notification

If the address of the addressee cannot be established, or if notification in accordance with Rule 126, paragraph 1, has proved to be impossible even after a second attempt, notification shall be effected by public notice.
The President of the European Patent Office shall determine how the public notice is to be given and the beginning of the period of one month on expiry of which the document shall be deemed to have been notified. 
German version of paragraph 1, 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 decision of the President of the EPO, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, K.1.

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)
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 129R. 80