Friday, September 2 2022   \  Published by Spruson & Ferguson .

Accelerating Patent Protection in Southeast Asia

Accelerating Patent Protection in Southeast Asia

In recent announcement by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, the Patent Cooperation Treaty-ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation ("PCT-ASPEC") will be extended for three years till 26 August 2025.

Following the announcement, applicants seeking accelerated patent prosecution in Southeast Asian jurisdictions can now continue to enjoy the benefits of the PCT-ASPEC programme. However, it should be noted that there is a cap of 100 application per year. Read more

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