GA C1.5 1.5

What is the role of the EPO in the international phase? 
For international applications under the PCT, the EPO may act as: 
receiving Office ("RO") (see points 2.1.001 ff),
International Searching Authority ("ISA") (see points 3.1.001 ff),
Supplementary International Searching Authority ("SISA") (see points 3.4.001 ff), and
International Preliminary Examining Authority ("IPEA") (see points 4.1.001 ff).

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EPC Articles

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - C The EPO as ISA and SISA

PCT Articles