Industrial Property Office

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme between the IPO CZ and the JPO


 The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (IPO CZ) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) concluded the Joint Statement of Intent between the JPO and the IPO CZ to Cooperate in the Field of Patent Prosecution. This Statement comes into effect on April 1, 2015 and that day the Offices start the PPH pilot programme. The duration of the PPH pilot programme is three years and may be extended with the mutual consent of the Offices.