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Rule 133[ 118 ]
Late receipt of documents

A document received late at the European Patent Office shall be deemed to have been received in due time if it was delivered to a recognised postal service provider 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.
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.
References

Art. 120
R. 2

 
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. 133R. 84a