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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:110KB)) (English (PDF:28KB)) (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 101KB))
(English (PDF 988KB))
(PDF:175KB)
Austria
Austria
(Japanese (PDF 179KB))  
Singapore
Singapore
PPH (Japanese (PDF:137KB))
(English (PDF:38KB)(External link))
PCT-PPH (Japanese (PDF:128KB))
(English (PDF:38KB)(External link))
 
Germany
Germany
DPMA website (External link) DPMA website (PDF:502KB)(External link)
Esthonia
Esthonia
EPA website (External link) 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  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:2,213KB))
(English (PDF:1,815KB))
(Japanese (PDF:544KB))
(English (PDF:195KB))
(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:1,985KB))
(English (PDF:2,062KB))
(Japanese (PDF:805KB))
(English (PDF:871KB))
 
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))
(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
Japanese (PDF:1,977KB)
English (PDF:1,621KB)
Japanese (PDF:595KB)
Portuguese (External link)
 
Argentina
Argentina
NORMAL PPH  PPH MOTTAINAI
Japanese (PDF:909KB)
English (PDF:972KB)
Japanese (PDF:194KB)
English (PDF:282KB)
 

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[Last updated 16 August 2021]

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