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Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form for PPH

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Global PPH participating Offices

Normal PPH, PPH MOTTAINAI and PCT-PPH are available between any two Global PPH participating Offices.

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
JAPAN
JAPAN
Guidelines for Global PPH participating Offices
Japanese (PDF:1,712KB) English (PDF:1,780KB)

Appendix A
Japanese (PDF:54KB) English (PDF:324KB)
Appendix B
Japanese (PDF:391KB) English (PDF:268KB)
Appendix C
Japanese (PDF:260KB) English (PDF:167KB)

* Please refer to the following guidelines, when PCT-PPH Requests are filed to the JPO which is the ISA or IPEA
Japanese (PDF:731KB) English (PDF:556KB)

Guidelines for filing the request to JPO based on PPH with offices except Global PPH participating Offices are listed by offices in the table at the bottom of this page.
How to file a PPH request using “Explanation of Circumstances Concerning Accelerated Examination” and “PPH Request Form”
United States of America
United States of America
Japanese (PDF:102KB)
English (PDF:306KB)(External link)
USPTO website (PDF:183KB)(External link)
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
Japanese (PDF:4,962KB)
English (PDF:636KB)(External link)
Korean (PDF:788KB)(External link)
PPH (Korean (PDF:204KB))
(Japanese (PDF:27KB))
PCT-PPH (Korean (PDF:61KB))
(Japanese (PDF:133KB))
Australia
Australia
Japanese (PDF:293KB)
English (PDF:64KB)
(PDF:113KB)
Canada
Canada
CIPO website (External link)
Denmark
Denmark
Japanese (PDF:99KB)
English (PDF:282KB)
DKPTO website(External link)
Finland
Finland
Japanese (PDF:371KB)
English (PDF:165KB)
PRH website (External link)
Hungary
Hungary
Japanese (PDF:94KB)
English (PDF:122KB (External link)
HIPO website (External link)
Claim correspondence table (External link)
Iceland
Iceland
ISIPO website (External link)
Israel
Israel
Japanese (PDF:169KB)
English (PDF:285KB)
(DOC:75KB)
Nordic
Nordic
NPI website (External link)
Norway
Norway
NIPO website (External link)
Poland
Poland
PPO website (External link)
Portugal
Portugal
Japanese (PDF:163KB)
English (PDF:171KB)
PPH (DOC:68KB)
PCT-PPH (DOC:68KB)
Russia
Russia
Japanese (PDF:242KB)
English (PDF:194KB)
(DOC:46KB)
Spain
Spain
Japanese (PDF:187KB)
English (PDF:142KB)
PPH (DOC:49KB)
PCT-PPH (DOC:52KB)
Sweden
Sweden
Japanese (PDF:463KB)
English (PDF:273KB)
PPH (PDF:67KB)
PCT-PPH (PDF:96KB)
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Japanese (PDF:340KB)
English (PDF 988KB)
(PDF:880KB)
Austria
Austria
Japanese (PDF 179KB)  
Singapore
Singapore
PPH Japanese (PDF:410KB)

English (PDF:349KB)(External link)

PCT-PPH Japanese (PDF:398KB)

English (PDF:282KB)(External link)

 
Germany
Germany
  DPMA website (PDF:502KB)(External link)
Esthonia
Esthonia
  EPA website (PDF:84KB)
Colombia
Colombia
Japanese (PDF:6,875KB)
English (PDF:2,630KB)
PPH (DOC:97KB)
New Zealand
New Zealand
IPONZ website (External link)
Visegrad
Visegrad
VPI website (External link)  
Peru
Peru
Japanese (PDF:507KB)
English (PDF:1,387KB)
Chile
Chile
Japanese (PDF:1,714KB)
English (PDF:868KB)
 

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The Five IP Offices (except Global PPH participating Offices)

Normal PPH, PPH MOTTAINAI and PCT-PPH for individual Patent Offices are available.

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
* Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
China
China
Japanese (PDF:3,547KB)
English (PDF:3,999KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,367KB)
English (PDF:1,263KB)
(DOC:29KB)
Europe
Europe
Japanese (PDF:1,996KB)
English (PDF:2,039KB)
Japanese (PDF:342KB)
English (PDF:1,901KB)
EPO website (External link)

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Other Offices

Symbols under country/region names show available PPH schemes.

NORMAL PPH:NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAIPPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPHPCT-PPH

PPH with the office of an asterisk (*) mark is applicable only when the earliest patent application or the PCT application is filed to the JPO or the office of the asterisk (*) mark.

Asia

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
* Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
Philippine
Philippine
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:890KB)
English (PDF:906KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,204KB)
English (PDF:307KB)
PPH (PDF:21KB)
PCT-PPH (PDF:21KB)
Taiwan
Taiwan
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI
Japanese (PDF:2,294KB)
English (PDF:2,734KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,493KB)
English (PDF:626KB)
Request form (DOC:92KB)
Amendment Request Form under the PPH Pilot Program (DOC:64KB)
Indonesia
Indonesia(*)
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:2,717KB)
English (PDF:2,042KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,366KB)
English (PDF:1,173KB)
PPH (PDF:105KB)
PCT-PPH (PDF:105KB)
Thailand
Thailand
NORMAL PPH
Japanese (PDF:2,164KB)
English (PDF:1,260KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,018KB)
English (PDF:342KB)
(DOC:71KB)
Malaysia
Malaysia
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:780KB)
English (PDF:955KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,241KB)
English (PDF:1,377KB)
PPH (DOCX:35KB)
PCT-PPH (DOCX:35KB)
Viet Nam
Viet Nam
NORMAL PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,502KB)
English (PDF:1,501KB)
Japanese (PDF:983KB)
English (PDF:922KB)
 
India
India (*)
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI
Japanese (PDF:2,438KB)
English (PDF:2,211KB)
Claim correspondence table (DOC:37KB)
Self-certification of translation (DOC:46KB)

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Africa

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
* Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
Egypt
Egypt
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:2,238KB)
English (PDF:2,159KB)
Japanese (PDF:3,551KB)
English (PDF:3,199KB)
(DOC:71KB)
morocco
Morocco
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI
Japanese (PDF:2,812KB)
English (PDF:1,665KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,128KB)
English (PDF:1,086KB)
 

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Europe/Middle East

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
* Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
Eurasia
Eurasia
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,990KB)
English (PDF:2,600KB)
It is suspended.
Japanese (PDF:1,147KB)
English (PDF:860KB)
EAPO website (External link)
Czech
Czech
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:316KB)
English (PDF:497KB)
Japanese (PDF:445KB)
English (PDF:365KB)
PPH (DOC:71KB)
PCT-PPH (DOC:72KB)
Romania
Romania
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,196KB)
English (PDF:1,844KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,522KB)
English (PDF:359KB)
(DOC:280KB)
Turkey
Turkey
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,731KB)
English (PDF:870KB)
Japanese (PDF:1,928KB)
English (PDF:628KB)
 
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia(*)
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,144KB)
English (PDF:546KB)
Japanese (PDF:2,605KB)
English (PDF:1,124KB)
 
France
France
NORMAL PPH
Japanese (PDF:2,040KB)
English (PDF:2,143KB)
Japanese (PDF:863KB)
English (PDF:839KB)
 

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North America, Central America, South America

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
* Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
* For details on application procedures to individual offices, please contact them individually.
* When there is any contradiction or difference between the temporary translation in Japanese and the original text, the latter shall take precedence.
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
Mexico
Mexico
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:805KB)
English (PDF:848KB)
Japanese (PDF:4,730KB)
English (PDF:3,172KB)
PPH (DOC:44KB)
PCT-PPH (DOC:43KB)
Brazil
Brazil (*)
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI  PCT-PPH
Japanese (PDF:1,311KB)
English (PDF:2,444KB)
Japanese (version January 2021) (PDF:595KB)
Portuguese (External link)
 

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[Last updated 27 June 2022]

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