Chile: a new member of Global PPH

17 August 2020

Chile joins Global PPH from July 2020

17 August 2020

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) announced in July 2020 the incorporation to the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH).

Global PPH allows national patent applications to request accelerated examination at any of the 27 national offices of other member countries , always if the application contains claims which have been found acceptable by any of the other offices participating in this Agreement. The requirements are the following:

  • The Chilean patent application in which the PPH is requested must have the same filing date or the same priority date as the application at the Office of Earlier Examination (OEE).
  • The corresponding application in the Office of Earlier Examination must have at least one or more claims that have been declared patentable.
  • All the claims in the application, as originally filed or duly amended, must be sufficiently equivalent to one or more of the claims that have been established as patentable by the Office of Earlier Examination.
  • The application in Chile must have been disclosed.
  • The substantive examination of the application in Chile must not have started at the time of the request for examination by the PPH. Substantive examination starts when the examiner is appointed; not when the office action is issued.

The entrance of Chile to the GPPH replaces bilateral agreements that already existed between the Chilean Patent Office and other Patent Offices that also belong to the GPPH, as the cases of previous PPH agreements between INAPI and the Patent Offices of Canada, Colombia, Japan, Peru and the United States.

The link for further information is (in Spanish): INAPI se incorpora al programa de patentes Global PPH

For more information, please contact: latinamerica@herrero.es

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