We have recently expanded the information on our website relating to expedited examination for patent applications.
Our updates include more information on:
- Requirements for requesting expedited examination under Regulation 77(1)(b) of the Patents Regulations 2013.
- Scenarios for which we will consider requests to expedite examination under Regulation 77(1)(b).
- More details on requests to expedite examination under the Global Patent Prosecution Highway programme.
- Reminders that the examination eligibility dates of Treaty applications will still apply, even under an expedited examination request.
We have also updated our Maintain a Patent page to include instructions on how to request expedited examination using the IPONZ case management facility.
For more detailed information, please see the pages below: