Decisions of the Administrative Council
Decision of the Administrative Council of 5 June 1987 amending Rule 85 (1) of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,
having regard to the European Patent Convention (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), and in particular Article 33, paragraph 1(b), thereof, on a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Rule 85(1) of the Implementing Regulations to the Convention shall be replaced by the following text:
"(1) If a time limit expires on a day on which one of the filing offices of the European Patent Office in the sense of Article 75, paragraph 1(a), is not open for receipt of documents or on which, for reasons other than those referred to in paragraph 2, ordinary mail is not delivered there, the time limit shall extend until the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents and on which ordinary mail is delivered."
The President of the European Patent Office shall forward a certified copy of this Decision to all signatory States to the Convention and to the States which accede thereto.
This Decision shall enter into force on 1 August 1987.
Done at Vienna, 5 June 1987
For the Administrative Council