As a result of the PPH pilot programme that started in January 2020, both Indecopi Peru (Insituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la protección de la Propiedad Intelectual) and the EPO have just decided to make the PPH program permanent as of January 2023.
Last July 2022 we mentioned that both IP offices were about to extend their PPH programme and enhance cooperation.
A PPH cooperation facilitates the collaboration of IP offices and enables a multilateral work-sharing agreement. Thanks to the PPH, a faster response would be obtained from said entities, reducing the duplication of efforts, time, and processing costs to study the same patent application. Read more