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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 
A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 89 59

Effect of priority right


The right of priority shall have the effect that the date of priority shall count as the date of filing of the European patent application for the purposes of Article 54, paragraphs 2 and 3, and Article 60, paragraph 2.



59 See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/93, G 2/98, G 3/98, G 2/99 (Annex I).

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