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

Choice of applicant
Where several IPEAs are competent in relation to a particular application, the applicant may choose. Here, it must be considered that where the EPO as IPEA has drawn up the IPER the examination fee due in the European phase is reduced by 50% if the subject-matter to be examined is covered by the IPER (see point 593).