GA C I 11 Refund of the search fee

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Where the EPO can base the ISR on an earlier search that it has carried out for an application whose priority is validly claimed for the international application, the international search fee paid will be refunded in part or in full, depending on the extent to which the EPO benefits from that earlier search (see point 150).
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No refund is made for an earlier search that was not carried out by the EPO itself and/or if priority has not been validly claimed (see point 151).

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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - B The EPO as a PCT receiving Office

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PCT Implementing Rules

Offical Journal of the EPO