(2)148 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 date it bears, unless it has failed to reach its destination. or has reached its destination at a later date; In in the event of any dispute concerning the delivery of the electronic document, it shall be incumbent on the European Patent Office to establish that the electronic document has reached its destination or and to establish the date on which it reached its destination, as the case may be. If the European Patent Office establishes that the electronic document has reached its destination more than seven days after the date it bears, a period for which the deemed receipt of that document is the relevant event under Rule 131, paragraph 2, shall expire later by the number of days by which the seven days were exceeded.
147Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/14 of 15.10.2014 (OJ EPO 2015, A17), which entered into force on 01.04.2015.
See notice from the EPO of 30.03.2015 (OJ EPO 2015, A36).
See decision of the President of the EPO of 11.03.2015 concerning the pilot project to introduce new means of electronic communication in EPO proceedings (OJ EPO 2015, A28).
148Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 10/22 of 13.10.2022 (OJ EPO 2022, A101), which entered into force on 01.11.2023.
See notice from the EPO of 25.11.2022 concerning legal changes to support digital transformation in the patent grant procedure (OJ EPO 2022, A114) and of 06.03.2023 concerning amended Rules 126 EPC, Rule 127 EPC and Rule 131 EPC (OJ EPO 2023, A29).