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Official Journal April 2019

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Citation: OJ EPO 2019, A31
Online publication date: 30.4.2019

Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 March 2019 amending Rule 126 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 2/19)

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION,

Having regard to the European Patent Convention (hereinafter referred to as "EPC") and in particular Article 33(1)(c) thereof,

On a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office,

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Patent Law,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Paragraph 1 of Rule 126 of the Implementing Regulations to the EPC shall be amended as follows:

"(1) All notifications by postal services shall be by registered letter."

Article 2

This decision shall enter into force on 1 November 2019.

Done at Munich, 28 March 2019

For the Administrative Council

The Chairman

Josef KRATOCHVÍL