2.
Stay of proceedings under Rule 14 due to pending national entitlement proceedings

If third parties provide evidence that they have instituted proceedings against the applicant seeking a decision within the meaning of Art. 61(1), the proceedings for grant are stayed unless the third parties communicate to the EPO in writing their consent to the continuation of proceedings. This consent is irrevocable. For further details see A‑IV, 2.2 and subsections, and D‑VII, 4.1.

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