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

If a third party provides third parties provide evidence that he has 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 party communicates parties communicate to the EPO in writing his 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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