GA D I 7 Choice of applicant

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Where several IPEAs are competent in relation to a particular application, the applicant may choose. Here, it must 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 593).

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EPC Rules relating to Fees

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office

PCT Implementing Rules