Following a review of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program for the 1st period of 2019-2021, the Vietnam Intellectual Property Office (IP Vietnam) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) have agreed to renew the pilot VN-KR-PPH program for the next 2 years, starting from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2023. There will be a maximum of 100 requests available to be filed each year in Vietnam. Vietnamese patent applications eligible for the VN-JP PPH program must meet the prescribed requirements. The requirements and procedures for extended PPH program are the same as those of the 1st period. Continue Reading
Thursday, June 3 2021 \ Published by Lexology.