Article 66 40

Equivalence of European filing with national filing

Art. 80, 87, 88, 135, 136, 140

A European patent application which has been accorded a date of filing shall, in the designated Contracting States, be equivalent to a regular national filing, where appropriate with the priority claimed for the European patent application.

40 See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 4/98, G 2/02 and G 3/02 (Annex I).

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