Choice of applicant
Where several IPEAs are competent in relation to a particular application, the applicant may choose. Here, it should 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 607).[ 24 ]
Please note that the percentage of this reduction will increase to 75% as from 1 April 2018. 

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