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Filing with the EPO as receiving Office

Natural and legal persons who are nationals or residents of a PCT contracting state may file an international application with any of the following as receiving Office:

the national office of that state
the office acting for that state
the IB

Natural and legal persons who are nationals or residents of an EPC contracting state may file an international application with the EPO as receiving Office instead.

For more on when the EPO is competent to act as receiving Office, see GL/PCT-EPO A-II, 2.

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