Friday, April 12 2024   \  Published by CNIPA.

CNIPA and DKPTO Extend PPH Pilot Program

CNIPA and DKPTO Extend PPH Pilot Program

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) have jointly decided to extend their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program for another five years from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2028. The established guideline of CNIPA-DKPTO PPH request remains controlling the pertinent requirements and procedures governing applicants' PPH requests at the two offices.

PPH is a fast track linking patent examination duties of different countries or regions, allowing patent examination authorities to speed up patent examination by work sharing. Since the initiation of the first PPH program in November 2011, the CNIPA has built PPH ties with patent examination authorities of 32 countries or regions. Read more

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