Industrial Property Office

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Project between IPO CZ and NBPR


On 16 October 2013 the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (IPO CZ)  and the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR) concluded Memorandum of Understanding on the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). This Memorandum of Understanding will come into effect on November 1, 2013. The Offices will start the PPH pilot program on November 1, 2013. The duration of the PPH pilot program is one year and may be extended with the mutual consent of the Offices.