GL-PCT C VI 2 Time limit for international preliminary examination

The time limit for establishing the international preliminary examination report is laid down in Rule 69.2. Where the documents required for the preliminary examination were received in due time, the EPO will establish the IPER within 28 months from the priority date.[Rule 69.2(i); GL/ISPE 3.24; 19.10; ]
The applicant has a time limit of 31 months from the priority date to enter the European phase before the EPO.[Rule 159(1) EPC; Art. 22(1); (3); Art. 39(1)(a); (b); ]

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