10.2.4 Refund of the examination fee

The examination fee will be refunded in the situations described in Art. 11 RFees (see A‑VI, 2.2, 3rd paragraph, and A‑VI, 2.5).

Refund of the international preliminary examination fee

For international applications filed on or after 1 January 2004 the EPO has discontinued the rationalised international preliminary examination procedure (see OJ EPO 2001, 539). Consequently, no request for "detailed" examination will be required, and the fee refund for the rationalised procedure is no longer available.

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