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1.2.4Revocation in the event of requirements not being met until after expiry of time limits

In the cases referred to in D‑VIII, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3, the European patent will be revoked even if the omitted acts have been completed during the period between expiry of the time limit and the taking of a final decision, unless a request for re-establishment of rights has been filed, in which case a decision must first be given on the application.