PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) Agreement
Due to the success of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project based on PCT work products established by CIPO as the International Searching Authority (ISA) and/or the International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA), effective January 31, 2013, this pilot project will be replaced by a PCT-PPH agreement for an indeterminate period. The requirements and procedures of this agreement remain the same.
CIPO will continue to process requests for advanced prosecution under the PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) project free of charge. Regular fees (Schedule II of the Patent Rules) for requesting examination will continue to apply.
Please note that the Office may terminate the PCT–PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) agreement if the volume of participation exceeds manageable level, or for any other reason. Notice will be published if the PCT–PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) agreement is terminated.
PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) Requests to CIPO
- Requirements and procedures to File a PCT-PPH Request to CIPO
- PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) Pilot Project Request Form
For more information on the PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) pilot project, please email the PPH Project Manager or call the CIPO Client Service Center at 819-934-0544 or toll-free at 1-866-997-1936.