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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
9.3.2
Reduction of the examination fee where the international preliminary examination report is being drawn up by the EPO 

Where the EPO has drawn up the international preliminary examination report in respect of an international application, the examination fee is reduced by 50% if the EPO is the designated Office (elected Office).

If the conditions for a reduction under the language arrangements (see A-X, 9.2.3) are also fulfilled, the examination fee is first reduced by 50%, then by a further 20%, i.e. the total reduction is 60% of the full fee.

References

Art. 14(2) RFees