Competence of the EPO as ISA
Although the EPO's competence to act as ISA is, in principle, universal, i.e. not restricted to international applications from e.g. EPC contracting states, its competence to act as ISA for an international application is, as set out below, not automatically applicable (see points 196197 ff).
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Art. 3(1) OJ 2010, 304
WIPO PCT Guide 7.002 

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