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6.3 Multiple priorities

The applicant may claim more than one priority based on previous applications in the same or different States and/or WTO members. Where multiple priorities are claimed, time limits which are calculated from the priority date run from the earliest date of priority and, as a result, the European application must be made within twelve months from the earliest priority (see, however, A‑III, 6.6); this applies if earlier applications have been filed in any of the industrial property offices mentioned in A‑III, 6.2.


Art. 88(2)