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

 
 
Which states may be elected?
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The filing of the demand constitutes the election of all PCT contracting states designated in the international application and bound by PCT Chapter II for a national and where possible a regional patent at the same time (see point 317). If after filing the PCT request the applicant has validly withdrawn a designation, the filing of the demand cannot constitute the election of that state.
WIPO PCT Guide  
10.005, 10.029