CIPO-DKPTO PPH Agreement (Indeterminate) — Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Due to the success of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), effective October 1, 2013, this PPH pilot project will be replaced by a PPH agreement for an indeterminate period. The requirements and procedures of this agreement remain the same.
The PPH agreement allows applicants at CIPO and the DKPTO to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently. The PPH agreement also permits CIPO and the DKPTO to benefit from work previously done by the other country's patent office, in turn reducing examination workload and improving patent quality.
CIPO will continue to process requests for advanced prosecution under the PPH program free of charge. Regular fees (Schedule II of the Patent Rules) for requesting examination will continue to apply.
The Offices may also suspend the PPH agreement if the volume of participation exceeds a manageable level. Notice will be published if the PPH agreement is suspended.
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to CIPO
- Requirements and Procedures to File a Request to CIPO for the PPH
- PPH Request Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the DKPTO
Any inquiries concerning this notice may be directed to the PPH Project Manager at email@example.com, or by calling the CIPO Client Service Center at 819-934-0544 or toll-free at 1-866-997-1936.