July 22, 2015
The Estonian Patent Office joins the GPPH

On July 6, 2015 the Estonian Patent Office joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program(GPPH).

The GPPH program harmonizes Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) guidelines used by participating offices. The GPPH program permits the participating Patent Office to benefit from work previously done by other participating offices which helps to avoid double work and thus reduces examination workload. This allows applicants from all participating offices to obtain patents faster and in a more rational way.

There are now 21 countries, including Estonia, that are participating in the GPPH.

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