9.4
Refund of the supplementary search fee 

The EPO as SISA will refund the supplementary search fee where,

Rule 45bis.3(e)
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Annex D-II,
OJ EPO 2017, A115
OJ EPO  2018, A35OJ EPO 2020, A68

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before it has started the supplementary search, the supplementary search request is considered not to have been submitted; or 
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before it has started the supplementary search, the international application or the supplementary search request is withdrawn. 

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