Fast-track processing of Finnish patent applications in New Zealand and Colombia

The Patent Offices of New Zealand (IPONZ) and Colombia (SIC) joined the GPHH co-operation (Global Patent Prosecution Highway) on 6 July 2017. Finnish patent applicants can now have their applications fast-tracked in these countries.

The idea of the PPH is to fast-track the processing of patent applications and to reduce overlapping examination work done by the contracting parties. PPH means that an applicant who has filed a first application with a first office and has received a positive opinion that the claims are allowable may request accelerated processing when filing a corresponding application with a second office. The Global PPH allows you to file a PPH request on the basis of patent claims found allowable by any of the contracting parties. The system includes both national and PCT applications.

In addition to our GPPH agreements, we have bilateral PPH agreements with the patent authorities in China and in the Czech Republic. This means that Finnish applicants can now request fast-track processing of their applications at 24 patent offices outside Finland.

For information about our agreements and guidelines, go to the PPH pages:

For more information, please contact:
Patent Advisory Service
Mon–Fri 9.00–16.15
Tel. +358 29 509 5858

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Latest update 07.07.2017