If the EPO is IPEA for an international application originally filed in Dutch with the Dutch or Belgian patent office as receiving Office, the applicant need not file a translation of the international application since the EPO as IPEA will use the published version of the international application as received from the IB. It should be noted that the demand and amendments under Article 34 PCT must be submitted to the EPO as IPEA in the language of the international publication (see points 210 and 336).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - C The EPO as ISA and SISA
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA
PCT Implementing Rules
XR.12 PCT Language of the International Application and Translations for the Purposes of International Search and International Publication