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

 
 
Reduction of the examination fee until 1 April 2014
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Applicants who have their residence or principal place of business in an EPC contracting state having a language other than English, French or German as an official language, and nationals of such states who are resident abroad, are entitled to a 20% reduction in the examination fee on condition that they
file the written request for examination in one of the official languages of this state other than English, French or German, and  
within one month of so doing - at the earliest simultaneously with the written request for examination - file a translation in the language of the proceedings (see point 424).
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Please note that once the full examination fee has been paid and the request for examination in an EPO language has been filed, the applicant is no longer entitled to the reduction in the examination fee if thereafter the request for examination is filed in an admissible non-EPO language.