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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) have been implementing the PPH pilot program since 15 February 2013.

The JPO and the EAPO agreed to fully implement the PPH program from May 1, 2020. This agreement makes the PPH available on a permanent basis unless exceptional circumstances arise. The full implementation of the program involves no change in the procedure or requirements.

How to make a request

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

Link

Link to the EAPO's PPH page (External link)

Japanese Page

[Last updated 19 March 2020]

Contact

Examination Policy Planning Office

Administrative Affairs Division

Patent and Design Examination Department

Japan Patent Office

Tel: +81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 3103)

E-mail: PA2260@jpo.go.jp