China-Singapore PPH Pilot Program Extended; China-Argentina PPH Pilot Program Launched on September 2, 20192019-09-18

China-Singapore Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Extended for Another Two Years

According to a decision jointly made by CNIPA and IPOS, the PPH pilot program between China and Singapore will be extended for another two years between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021. Relevant requirements and procedures to submit PPH requests to the two offices remain unchanged.

The China-Singapore PPH pilot program was initially launched on September 1, 2013, and was extended for respective two years in 2015 and 2017, which is to be terminated on August 31, 2019

China-Argentina Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program to be Launched on September 2, 2019

Acording to the Joint Statement of Intent of State Intellectual Property Office of China and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina on Cooperation in Patent Prosecution Highway , the PPH pilot program between CNIPA and INPI will be launched on September 2, 2019, with a period of two years, and will be terminated on September 1, 2021. This PPH pilot program will apply only to patent applications submitted after 2009. The two offices will accept at most 300 PPH requests respectively, among which the number submitted to INPI shall not exceed 70 in the designated field of electrics.

After the launch of the Pilot Program, applicants can file a request for PPH to CNIPA according to the Procedures to File a Request to the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the CNIPA and the INPI (The National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina) , or to INPI according to the Procedures and Requirements for Filing a Request for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program (PPH) at the National Institute of Industrial Property of the Argentine Republic (INPI) . 

Source: National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC

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