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
Request accelerated examination at CIPO using the PPH request form.
Background information about the PPH and policies for participating offices to follow.
Information about the PPH, GPPH, procedures and statistics.
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.
There are now 27 countries, including Canada, that participate in the GPPH.
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