9.7
Refund of the preliminary examination fee 

Where the international application or the demand for international preliminary examination is withdrawn before examination has commenced and within 30 months from the priority date, or where the demand is considered not to have been submitted, 100% of the fee for international preliminary examination is refunded.

Rule 58.3 and 90bis.4(a)
Agreement EPO-WIPO, Annex D-II,
OJ EPO 2017, A115
OJ EPO 2018, A35OJ EPO 2020, A68

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