April 19, 2019

Overseas clients filing a patent application into New Zealand

In certain circumstances, it is possible to expedite examination of a New Zealand patent application using the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH). If you have a patent application that has already been examined and had a claim allowed by a patent office in one country participating in the GPPH, this can be used to accelerate examination of the corresponding application in New Zealand, which is one of 22 countries involved in the GPPH. Alternatively, if examination of your NZ application is progressed quickly, expedited examination of applications in other countries may be able to be requested

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