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

 
 
The EPO or a European ISA acted as ISA
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The EPO will, however, only act as an IPEA if the international search was also carried out by the EPO or by the Austrian, Finnish, Spanish or Swedish patent office or the Nordic Patent Institute. Applicants considering their choice of ISA (PCT request form Box No. VII) are advised to bear this in mind (see also point 202).
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Art. 3(2), Annex A(ii) 
OJ 2010, 304