The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) - with the participation of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office - began to work from 6 January 2014. The aim of the project is to enable patent offices to exchange information and speed up the processing of patent applications. Patent applicants can request accelerated processing of their applications at any of the offices involved in the project, if their claims have been found to be acceptable by any of the other offices involved in the cooperation. The GPPH cooperation is available for both national and PCT-PPH routes.
Countries participating in the Global PPH co-operation
The following offices are involved in the Global PPH pilot project:
IP Australia (IP Australia), the Austrian Patent Office (APO), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), the Estonian Patent Office (EPA), the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO), the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI), the Israel Patent Office (ILPO), the Icelandic Patent Office, the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the Nordic Patent Institute (NPI), the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO), National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of Peru (INDECOPI), the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (PPO), the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT), Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ) and the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI).
Accelerated Global PPH processing at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO)
Request for accelerated Global PPH processing at the HIPO can be made by following this guideline:
Documents to fill:
Global PPH Request Form
Claim Correspondence Table
Accelerated processing at the offices involved in GPPH and further useful information on the common criteria and requirements may be obtained on the Global PPH homepage, which is hosted by JPO.
(Frontpage - How to make a Request column),
Common PPH Request Form
From 1st of January 2015 using this form of request accelerated processing may be request at any offices involved in GPPH.