The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot starts on 6 January 2014

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office is pleased to announce its participation, as from 6 January 2014, in the GPPH pilot project. This brings the number of participating offices to a total of 17.

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 pilot, if their claims have been found to be acceptable by any of the other offices involved in the pilot. The GPPH pilot is available for both national and PCT-PPH routes.

The following offices are involved in the Global PPH pilot project: IP Australia (IP Australia), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR), the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO), 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), the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Information on the common criteria and requirements may be obtained on the, which is hosted by the JPO. 

15 July 2013