The Danish Patent and Trademark Office and 16 other intellectual property offices launched a Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot arrangement, beginning on 6 January 2014.
The current countries of the 21 offices involved in the Global PPH (GPPH) pilot are:
Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Korea, Nordic Patent Institute, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, Unites States of America, Sweden, Israel, Hungary, Iceland, Austria, Singapore, Germany and Estonia.
The GPPH pilot will allow patent applicants to request accelerated examination at any of the offices involved in the pilot if their claims have been found to be acceptable by any of the other offices involved in the pilot.
The pilot will use a single set of qualifying requirements and it aims to simplify and improve the existing PPH network so that it is more accessible to users.
How to use the Global PPH Program at the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO)
The Global PPH Request Form, required documentation, and other information on requesting PPH at the DKPTO is available here.
You may also use the Common Global PPH Request Form here .
PPH is free of charge at the DKPTO.
Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) is an initiative that allows you to choose a much speedier processing of your patent application if another patent office has already performed a search and examination for the same invention.
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