3.1
Further action where a request for a translation of the priority application was sent earlier in examination proceedings 

In cases where an invitation under Rule 53(3) to file a translation of one or more priority applications was sent earlier in examination proceedings (either separately or at the same time as a communication under Art. 94(3) – see A‑III, 6.8.2), a subsequent communication (under Art. 94(3) or Rule 71(3), or a summons to oral proceedings) cannot be sent until the translation is filed or the period for further processing has expired (see also E‑III, 5.1). This also applies in cases where the Rule 53(3) invitation was sent at the same time as a previous communication under Art. 94(3) and the applicant has already replied to that communication (e.g. by filing amendments), but has not yet provided the translation and the original time limit or the period for further processing is still running.

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