336. Relevant applications.

For the purposes of a declaration of priority1 'relevant application' means:

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    (1)     an application for a patent under the Patents Act 19772;

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    (2)     an application in or for a country which is a party to the International Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property3 for protection in respect of an invention or an application which, in accordance with the law of a convention country or a treaty or international convention to which a convention country is a party, is equivalent to such an application