Pursuant to the Joint Statement of Intent of CNIPA and IPOS on Deepening Cooperation in Patent Prosecution and Extending PPH Pilot Program, China-Singapore PPH pilot program will be extended for another five years starting from September 1, 2021, and will be terminated on August 31, 2026.
The extended China-Singapore PPH pilot program will use the PPH Mottainai program, enabling applicants to file PPH requests to the two offices using the work products of the continuing application receiving office. Relevant requirements and procedures shall be referred to in the latest Guidance of CNIPA-IPOS PPH Request.
The China-Singapore PPH pilot program was initially launched on September 1, 2013, and has been extended for three times, which is to be terminated on August 31, 2021.(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)