GL-PCT B XI 2.2 Applications filed in Dutch

The EPO acting as ISA accepts international applications drawn up in Dutch if the application was filed with the Netherlands patent office as RO. [Rules 12.3; 12.4; 43.4; 48.3; OJ EPO 2017, A115; OJ EPO 2018, A17; OJ EPO 2018, A24; ]
Therefore, for such files, a translation is not required for the purpose of the international search by the EPO as ISA. However, within 14 months of the priority date, a translation must be filed with the RO in a language of publication accepted by the RO for the purpose of international publication. The ISR and WO-ISA will be established in the language of the international publication.

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