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An applicant desiring to take advantage of the priority of a previous application shall file a declaration of priority and any other document required, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations.
Multiple priorities may be claimed in respect of a European patent application, notwithstanding the fact that they originated in different countries. Where appropriate, multiple priorities may be claimed for any one claim. Where multiple priorities are claimed, time limits which run from the date of priority shall run from the earliest date of priority.
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000.
See decision of the President of the EPO of 12.07.2007 concerning the filing of priority documents for European divisional applications and for new European patent applications under Article 61(1)(b) EPC (Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, B.2) and decision of the President of the EPO of 09.08.2012 on the filing of priority documents (OJ EPO 2012, 492).
Date retrieved: 17 May 2021
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EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
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Case Law Book: II Conditions to be met by an Application
XCLR II D 5.3.1 Development of the case law after G 2/98 in respect of generically formulated "OR" claims