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6.10
Loss of right to priority 

The right to priority for a European patent application is lost where:

(i)
the declaration of priority is not filed in due time (see A-III, 6.5.1);
(ii)
the declaration of priority is not corrected in due time (see A-III, 6.5.2 and 6.5.3); or
(iii)
the copy of the previous application is not filed in due time (see A-III, 6.7); or.
(iv)
the translation of the previous application or the declaration referred to in A-III, 6.8.6 is not filed in due time in response to an invitation according to Rule 53(3) (see A-III, 6.8.3).