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Expedited examination
Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) allows you to speed up the examination of your patent application. It can be used if your patent application has a corresponding patent application that is already deemed to be allowable by one of our PPH partners. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has PPH partnerships with 26 intellectual property (IP) offices through a global PPH (GPPH) pilot program and with 4 IP offices through bilateral PPH pilot programs.

Services and information

Submit a request

Request accelerated examination at CIPO using the PPH request form.

Common policy

Background information about the PPH and policies for participating offices to follow.

PPH Portal

Information about the PPH, GPPH, procedures and statistics.

Frequently asked questions

Information about requirements and procedures for filing a PPH request.

Patent Prosecution Highway guidelines

Find the PPH guidelines for CIPO's PPH partner offices.

Make a request at one of our partner offices

Select a partner office to make a PPH request.

Chile joins the GPPH

There are now 27 countries, including Canada, that participate in the GPPH.

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From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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