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

 
 
Specification by the receiving Office
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The EPO acts as an IPEA for any application, on condition that the receiving Office with which the international application was filed has specified the EPO as IPEA. The same countries which have not (yet) specified the EPO as ISA have not (yet) specified the EPO as IPEA (see point 196). Up-to-date information is available in the annexes to the WIPO PCT Guide (see point 12).
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Art. 3(2), (3) 
OJ 2010, 304
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Where the international application was filed with the IB, the EPO is competent as IPEA if the international application could have been filed with a receiving Office which has specified the EPO as IPEA.