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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Competence of the EPO as ISA
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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 195 ff).
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Art. 3(1) OJ 2010, 304
WIPO PCT Guide 7.002