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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 133[ 110 ]
Late receipt of documents

(1)
A document received late at the European Patent Office shall be deemed to have been received in due time if it was posted, or delivered to a recognised delivery service, in due time before expiry of the period in accordance with the conditions laid down by the President of the European Patent Office, unless the document was received later than three months after expiry of the period. 
(2)
Paragraph 1 shall apply mutatis mutandis to any period where transactions are carried out with the competent authority in accordance with Article 75, paragraphs 1(b) or 2(b).
 
See decision of the President of the EPO, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, I.1.
References

Art. 120
R. 2

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 133R. 84a