Request for PPH
These instructions apply to making a PPH request to the PRH. When making a request to another office, check the instructions from the respective office's website.
You can request accelerated PPH processing at the PRH by filling in a request form and following the guidelines in the table below.
PRH PPH request (pdf, 0.26 Mt)
Please do as follows: save a copy of the appropriate PPH request form, fill it in with applicable information, and send it to the PRH either in a letter or online by using the Epoline Online Filing software.
- PPH requests to the PRH are free of charge
- You can request the PPH at any stage of the proceedings, as long as the PRH has not yet issued a final decision.
- You can make corrections to the PPH request. If there are deficiencies in the request, our examiner will notify you with a letter.
- After the PPH status is granted to the application, the processing will be accelerated to the final decision.
For further information, contact our consulting engineers .
Apart from the pilot programs, all agreements are valid until further notice
|Office||Request to PRH||Request to other offices|
pilot ending 1 Jan. 2016
|PRH guideline for DE Filers (pdf, 0.17 Mt)||DPMA Guideline for FI filers (pdf, 0.04 Mt)|
IPO-CZ, the Czech Republic
|PRH guideline for CZ Filers (pdf, 0.08 Mt)||IPO-CZ Guideline for FI filers (pdf, 0.17 Mt)|
PPH and PCT-PPH
|PRH guideline for CN Filers (pdf, 0.18 Mt)||SIPO Guideline for FI filers (pdf, 0.38 Mt)|
Global PPH PPH (MOTTAINAI) and PCT-PPH
IP Australia, Australia
KIPO, Republic of Korea
NPI, Nordic Patent Institute
UKIPO, United Kingdom
|PRH Global PPH guideline (pdf, 0.16 Mt)||GPPH guidelines on the GPPH portal|