IP5 PPH Pilot Program Starts on Jan. 6, 2014
Updated: 1 17,2014

According to the consensus reached by European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. China (SIPO), and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in September 2013, the three-year-long IP5 PPH pilot program was launched on January 6, 2014, and will be finished on January 5, 2017.

Applicants can make PPH requests to SIPO following the Procedures to File a Request to the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO) for Participation in the IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (IP5 PPH) Pilot Programme, and to the aforementioned four other Offices following the respective requirements and process formulated by them.