PCT Patent Prosecution Highway Pilots (PPH)
16 January 2015, Leanne Robinson
On 6 January 2015, PCT-PPH pilot programs began between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the following offices:
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Israel Patent Office.
- Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
- Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
This means where the above national offices are the International searching authority (ISA) or International examining authority (IPEA) for an International (PCT) patent application, and a positive written opinion has been issued, faster examination will be available in the regional phase in Europe.
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